Est. 1982

Specialized Epic 8 EVO Comp

SPECIALIZED
$8,500.00

The fastest downcountry bike in the world. Epic 8 EVO is the dressed up, cranked-to-11 expression of the new Epic 8. Spec’d to slay downcountry terrain with its unmatched combo of capability, efficiency, and light weight, Epic 8 EVO’s updated kinematics allow for insanely efficient climbing—while the Ride Dynamics-tuned shock eats up rough terrain on the way down.

If ripping single track at blazing fast speeds and high fiving your friends is your idea of fun, the Epic 8 EVO is the bike for you.

UNMATCHED CAPABILITY: The most capable 120mm bike on the planet, made even more capable. You’ll be blown away by how Epic 8 EVO’s progressive geometry delivers technical terrain capability alongside fast and efficient climbing and acceleration performance. The absurd lateral and torsional rigidity of the chassis translates to some seriously precision handling, too. With a bump up to 130mm of travel up front to eat up the chunk and a slew of trail-friendly specs, Epic 8 EVO feels right at home on the rough stuff.

WHAT BUMP?: Compared to the previous generation, the new Epic 8 EVO absorbs 12% more bump and vibration forces, leaving you less fatigued and more powerful over time. That opens the options for another lap (or 3).

RIDE DYNAMICS TUNED: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team developed custom valving for Epic 8 EVO’s new shock. Our team prescribes the special damping characteristics to holistically elevate the riding experience. By tuning the dampers alongside the chassis’ leverage rates and new kinematics, we’re able to deliver a bike that rides above the sum of its parts.

BIOMECHANICAL EFFICIENCY: By optimizing the kinematics of the suspension, Specialized’s Ride Dynamics team reduced inefficient pedal-induced bobbing by 20%, maintaining active suspension for effective bump force management, to ensure you remain in the most efficient pedaling position. It’s the most efficient pedaling suspension bike we’ve ever tested.

FULLY LOADED: All models now feature SWAT 4.0 to carry all your trail essentials, and an integrated steering stop to prevent the ubiquitous top tube scar the first time you crash and your bars spin.

  • The most capable 120mm bike on the planet. 12% more bump absorption and 20% less pedal bob
  • Ride Dynamics tuned FOX Float Performance and 130mm FOX 34 Performance fork
  • Light weight and durable Specialized alloy wheels
  • SRAM’s legendary full-powered Code Bronze Stealth brakes make for a sleek cockpit and easy adjustments
  • Reliable and durable GX Eagle 12-speed groupset
  • SWAT 4.0 in down tube to carry trail essentials

Specifications:- 

Frame:- FACT 11m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, SWAT downtube storage, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear dropout, internal cable routing, 120mm of travel

SWAT:- SWAT 4.0 Internal Downtube Storage

Suspension Fork:- Fox 34 Performance, Grip Damper, Compression adjust, 130mm travel, 44mm offset, 15x110mm

Rear Shock:- Fox Float Performance, Evol LV, Ride Dynamics Tuned, 2-position compression adjust, 190x45mm

Stem:- Alloy Stem, 35mm Clamp, 50mm

Saddle:- Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Grips:- Specialized Trail Grips

Handlebars:- Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide

SeatPost:- X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 125/150/170 Travel, 0mm offset

Front Brake:- SRAM Code Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180/200mm rotor

Rear Brake:- SRAM Code Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Bottom Bracket:- SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Shift Levers:- SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed

Rear Derailleur:- SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Chain:- SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset:- SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm 32T

Cassette:- SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chainrings:- Steel 32T

Front Hub:- Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub:- Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h

Spokes:- DT Swiss Industry

Inner Tubes:- Standard, Presta Valve

Front Tyre:- Specialized Purgatory, GRID Casing, T9 Compound, 29x2.4

Rear Tyre:- Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Rims:- Specialized Alloy 29, 30mm internal width, tubeless

Weight:- 12.61kg (Medium)