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2024 Specialized Epic 8 EVO Comp - Gloss Purple Inidigo / Midnight Shadow

Specialized

Regular price $4,999.99

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.

Please note: this is an early release pre-order/special order item - we expect to see greater supply in July. We currently (6/19/2024) have size Small, Medium, and Large in stock. All other sizes are pre-order only.  Please call or email to preorder.  Sorry, no shipping, in-store only.

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 

Technical Specifications

Frameset

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 internal downtube storage

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt

Suspension

Rear Shock

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

Fork

Fox 34 Performance, Grip Damper, Compression adjust, 130mm travel, 44mm offset, 15x110mm

Cockpit

SeatPost

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

Stem

Alloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 50mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Brakes

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

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

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

Chainrings

Steel 32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized Alloy 29, 30mm internal width, tubeless

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

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

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

Specialized Purgatory, GRID Casing, T9 Compound, 29x2.4

Rear Tire

Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta Valve

Weight

Weight

12.61kg (27 lb, 12.8 oz)

Weight Size

MD

Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

XS S M L XL
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 760mm 760mm 760mm 760mm 760mm
Stem Length 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seatpost Length 125mm 125mm 150mm 170mm 170mm
Stack 606mm 600mm 601mm 613mm 632mm
Reach 385mm 415mm 445mm 470mm 495mm
Head Tube Length 92mm 92mm 95mm 110mm 130mm
Head Tube Angle (low) 65.4° 65.4° 65.4° 65.4° 65.4°
Head Tube Angle (high) 65.9° 65.9° 65.9° 65.9° 65.9°
BB Height (low) 322mm 327mm 329mm 331mm 331mm
BB Height (high) 327mm 333mm 335mm 337mm 337mm
BB Drop (low) 49mm 43mm 41mm 39mm 39mm
Trail 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm
Fork Length, Full 540mm 540mm 540mm 540mm 540mm
Fork Rake/Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 690mm 720mm 751mm 782mm 815mm
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Wheelbase 1121mm 1151mm 1183mm 1214mm 1247mm
Bike Standover Height 754mm 761mm 766mm 775mm 779mm
Seat Tube Length 370mm 390mm 410mm 450mm 500mm
Seat Tube Angle 76° 75.5° 75° 75° 75°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 535mm 569mm 605mm 633mm 662mm

 

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