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Specialized Epic 8 EVO Comp

Specialized Epic 8 EVO Comp
  • Color: Gloss Purple Inidigo/Midnight Shadow
  • Color: Gloss Purple Inidigo/Midnight Shadow
  • Color: Satin Blue Onyx/Dune White
  • Color: Satin Blue Onyx/Dune White
Size: X-Small
Wheel Size: 29-inch
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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
- Lightweight 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

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


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
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
Hubs Front Hub: Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
Rear Hub: Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h
Rims Specialized Alloy 29, 30mm internal width, tubeless
Stem Alloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 60mm
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Tires Front Tire: Specialized Purgatory, GRID Casing, T9 Compound, 29x2.4
Rear Tire: Specialized Alloy 29, 30mm internal width, tubeless
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Crankset SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm 32T
Seatpost X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 125/150/170 Travel, 0mm offset
Shifters SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed
Chainrings Steel 32T
Handlebars Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide
Tape/Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Purple Inidigo/Midnight Shadow / X-Small / 29-inch 888818959983 90324-5201 EPI37567184W
Satin Blue Onyx/Dune White / X-Small / 29-inch 888818959716 90324-5301 EPI28832866E