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S-Works Epic 8

S-Works Epic 8

SKU: 90324-0103

Regular price R 295,000.00 ZAR
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The all-new Epic 8 evolves the formula of fastest through capability, efficiency, and lightweight integration. Modern XC tracks demand more and more capability by the day. Enter Epic 8. Its improved kinematics make it the most efficient pedaling bike we’ve ever tested, while custom valved (and tuned) shocks soak up every bump. It’s a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

If you’re an XC racer or prioritize all-out speed in your ride, the Epic 8 is the bike for you.

UNMATCHED CAPABILITY: The most capable 120mm bike on the planet. You’ll be blown away by how Epic 8’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.

WHAT BUMP?: Compared to the previous generation, the new Epic 8 absorbs 12% more bump and vibration forces than the previous generation, leaving you less fatigued and more powerful over time so you can still push while they suffer.

RIDE DYNAMICS TUNED: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team developed custom valving for Epic 8’s new shock. Our unique Ride Dynamics-prescribed damping characteristics 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 beyond 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%, while 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.

MORE WITH LESS: With the Epic 8, we didn’t spend a single extra gram to get mega capability from the frame. 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. In fact, the new S-Works Epic 8 frameset has even lost weight (76 grams to be exact) while gaining these new additions.

ROCKSHOX FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Free your mind to focus on fast in the heat of the moment. Specialized Ride Dynamics-Tuned RockShox Flight Attendant (on S-Works models) leverages SRAM AXS Wireless technology to collect real-time data from you and the terrain to determine optimal compression settings to deliver an unmatched experience for the rider.

  • The most capable 120mm bike on the planet. 12% more bump absorption and 20% less pedal bob
  • Ride Dynamics developed RockShox SIDLuxe ULTIMATE shock and tuned SID ULTIMATE fork w/ Flight Attendant
  • Custom tuned shock features 3 unique damper settings
  • Specialized Ride Dynamics-Tuned RockShox Flight Attendant collects real-time data from you and the terrain to determine optimal compression settings.
  • Obscenely light, smooth riding, and extra durable Roval Control SL wheels
  • Sleek and lightweight Roval Control SL integrated cockpit
  • Top tier Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston brakes provide superior power to weight stopping performance 
  • SRAM XX SL T-Type AXS Transmission provides the pinnacle of cross-country shifting performance
  • SWAT 4.0 in down tube to carry trail essentials
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Technical Specifications

Frameset

Frame

S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, SWAT downtube storage, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear dropout, internal cable routing, 120mm of travel, Optimized for wireless drivetrain and seatpost

SWAT

SWAT internal downtube storage

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt

 

Suspension

Fork

RockShox SID ULTIMATE Flight Attendant, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

Rear Shock

RockShox SIDLuxe ULTIMATE Flight Attendant, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, Solo Air, 190x45mm

 

Cockpit

Saddle

Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

Handlebars

Roval Control SL Integrated cockpit, 60mm X- 12 degree integrated stem, 8-degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 760mm wide

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

SeatPost

RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S/M: 125, L:150, XL: 170mm

 

Brakes

Rear Brake

SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

Front Brake

SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

 

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

SRAM AXS POD Ultimate Controller

Cassette

SRAM XX Eagle SL 10-52t

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Crankset

SRAM XX SL Eagle Power Meter Crankset, 170mm/175mm

Chain

SRAM XX SL Eagle

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS

Chainrings

Alloy 34T

 

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h

Front Hub

Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull

Rear Hub

Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h straight-pull

Front Tire

Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tire

Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite T-head

Inner Tubes

Specialized Turbo Tube

 

Weight

Weight

10.24kg (22 lb, 9.2 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

 SMLXL
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm
Stem Length60mm60mm60mm60mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm170mm
Front Center716mm747mm778mm811mm
Seat Tube Length390mm410mm450mm500mm
Stack597mm598mm610mm628mm
Head Tube Angle (high)66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°
Trail117mm117mm117mm117mm
Chainstay Length435mm435mm435mm435mm
Reach (low)420mm450mm475mm500mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°75.5°75.5°
BB Height (low)324mm326mm328mm328mm
Fork Length, Full530mm530mm530mm530mm
Head Tube Length92mm95mm110mm130mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal569mm605mm633mm662mm
Wheelbase1147mm1179mm1210mm1243mm
BB Height (high)329mm331mm333mm333mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Bike Standover Height755mm760mm769mm774mm
BB Drop (low)46mm44mm42mm42mm
Head Tube Angle (low)65.9°65.9°65.9°65.9°

Size Guide

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