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The Specialized Epic 8 is a masterpiece of design, pushing the boundaries of speed, capability, efficiency, and sleek, lightweight integration. Designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of modern Cross-Country (XC) tracks, the Epic 8 stands out with its superior kinematics, establishing it as the most efficient pedaling bike ever tested by our team. Its custom-valved and tuned shocks effortlessly absorb every bump, ensuring it's not just fast, but also incredibly smooth. For those who live for XC racing or prioritize speed above everything else, the Epic 8 is the pinnacle of performance cycling.

This bike redefines what's possible with 120mm of travel, boasting unmatched capability and a frame design that's as robust as it is agile. Riders will marvel at how the Epic 8's progressive geometry excels in technical terrain, making fast climbs and accelerations seem effortless. The frame's exceptional lateral and torsional rigidity ensures precise handling, enabling riders to navigate trails with confidence and control. Additionally, the latest Epic 8 model outperforms its predecessor by absorbing 12% more bump and vibration forces, significantly reducing fatigue and keeping you stronger for longer.

The Specialized Ride Dynamics team has meticulously fine-tuned the new shock's custom valving, enhancing the overall riding experience. This holistic approach to the bike's design, including the dampers, leverage rates, and kinematics, results in a ride that's seamlessly integrated and exceeds expectations. By optimizing suspension kinematics, we've managed to reduce pedal-induced bobbing by 20% without sacrificing the bike's active suspension, ensuring maximum pedaling efficiency. Moreover, the Epic 8 achieves unparalleled capability without adding unnecessary weight. The inclusion of SWAT 4.0 allows riders to carry trail essentials with ease, and an integrated steering stop prevents damage during crashes. Impressively, the new S-Works Epic 8 frameset has shed 76 grams, even with these innovative features, emphasizing our commitment to delivering more with less.

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  • Revolutionary Epic 8 bike designed for speed, capability, and efficiency
  • Superior kinematics make it the most efficient pedaling bike tested
  • Custom-valved shocks provide unparalleled bump absorption
  • Ideal for XC racing and speed enthusiasts
  • Unmatched 120mm travel capability with robust, agile frame design
  • Reduces fatigue with 12% more bump and vibration absorption than predecessors
  • Specialized Ride Dynamics team's custom valving on Rockshox SIDLuxe shock and SID Ultimate fork
  • SWAT 4.0 integration and weight savings, including a lighter S-Works Epic 8 frameset
  • Handlebar Width: 760mm / Stem Length: 60mm
  • Crank Length: Small/Medium: 170mm / Large/XL: 175mm
  • Saddle Width: Small: 155mm / Medium, Large, XL: 143mm
  • Seatpost Length: Small: 100mm / Medium, Large, XL: 125mm
  • Actual Weight: 25.4lbs (Size Medium)
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Size Small Medium Large XL
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Stack 597mm 598mm 610mm 628mm
Reach 420mm 420mm 475mm 500mm
Head Angle 66.4° 66.4° 66.4° 66.4°
Seat Angle 76° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Top Tube Length 569mm 605mm 633mm 662mm
Head Tube Length 92mm 95mm 110mm 130mm
Standover 755mm 760mm mm mm
Fork Trail 117mm 117mm 117mm 117mm
Fork Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 46mm 44mm 42mm 42mm
Front Center 716mm 747mm 778mm 811mm
Wheelbase 1147mm 1179mm 1210mm 1243mm
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
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