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The Epic 8 EVO redefines trail riding by pushing the boundaries of speed, efficiency, and capability. As the evolution of the new Epic 8, it comes fully equipped to dominate trails, boasting an unparalleled blend of climbing efficiency, lightweight design, and aggressive terrain handling. Its sophisticated kinematics and Specialized's Ride Dynamics-tuned shock system enable astoundingly efficient ascents and smooth descents, devouring rough terrain effortlessly.

The Epic 8 EVO offers the most advanced 120mm of travel on the market, now enhanced to 130mm up front for superior obstacle absorption. Its innovative geometry, remarkable stiffness, and precision handling navigate technical terrains with ease, making it the ultimate machine for both climbing and acceleration. Major improvements include a 12% increase in bump and vibration absorption over the previous Epic EVO, ensuring riders can push harder and longer without fatigue. The Specialized Ride Dynamics team has meticulously tuned the new shock system, providing custom damping that synergizes with the bike's design to offer a ride that's greater than the sum of its parts.

With a focus on biomechanical efficiency, the Epic 8 EVO minimizes pedal bob by 20%, thanks to optimized suspension kinematics. This results in active suspension management, keeping riders in the optimal pedaling position and solidifying its status as the most pedaling-efficient suspension bike ever tested by Specialized. The Epic 8 EVO is also fully equipped with the latest SWAT 4.0 technology for carrying essentials and an integrated steering stop to protect against damage during falls. This bike is not just about performance; it's about pushing limits, enhancing the ride experience, and enabling adventurers to conquer more challenging terrains with confidence and exhilaration.

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  • Unmatched blend of climbing efficiency, lightweight design, and terrain handling
  • Sophisticated kinematics and Specialized Ride Dynamics-tuned shock for smooth ascents and descents
  • Advanced 120mm travel, enhanced to 130mm upfront for obstacle absorption
  • Innovative geometry and stiffness for precision handling on technical terrains
  • 12% increase in bump and vibration absorption reduces fatigue
  • Specialized Ride Dynamics team's custom shock tuning optimizes the ride
  • 20% reduction in pedal bob through optimized suspension kinematics
  • Equipped with SWAT 4.0 technology for essentials and integrated steering stop
  • Handlebar Width: 780mm / Stem Length: 50mm
  • Crank Length: Small/Medium: 170mm / Large/XL: 175mm
  • Saddle Width: Small: 155mm / Medium, Large, XL: 143mm
  • Seatpost Length: Small: 125mm, Medium: 150mm, Large/XL: 175mm
  • Actual Weight: 28.3lbs (Size Medium)
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Size Small Medium Large XL
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Stack 600mm 601mm 613mm 632mm
Reach 415mm 445mm 470mm 495mm
Head Angle 65.9° 65.9° 65.9° 65.9°
Seat Angle 75.5° 75° 75° 75°
Top Tube Length 569mm 605mm 633mm 662mm
Head Tube Length 92mm 95mm 110mm 130mm
Standover 761mm 766mm 775mm 779mm
Fork Trail 120mm 120mm 110mm 120mm
Fork Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 43mm 41mm 39mm 39mm
Front Center 720mm 751mm 782mm 815mm
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
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