Epic 8 EVO Comp

£4,250.00
10 days free insurance available

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 combination 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 tearing through single track at breakneck speeds and giving your mates a high five 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 lateral and torsional rigidity of the chassis translates to precise handling. With an increase to 130mm of travel up front and trail-friendly specs, the Epic 8 EVO is at home on rough terrain.
  • 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.
  • RIDE DYNAMICS TUNED: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team developed custom valving for Epic 8 EVO’s new shock. Tuning the dampers alongside the chassis’ leverage rates and new kinematics delivers a bike that excels in performance.
  • BIOMECHANICAL EFFICIENCY: By optimising the suspension kinematics, Specialized’s Ride Dynamics team reduced pedal-induced bobbing by 20%, maintaining active suspension for effective bump force management and keeping you in the most efficient pedalling position.
  • FULLY LOADED: All models now feature SWAT 4.0 to carry all your trail essentials and an integrated steering stop to prevent the top tube scar when crashing and bars spinning.

FrameFACT 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
SWATSWAT internal downtube storage
Rear ShockFox Float Performance, Evol LV, Ride Dynamics Tuned, 2-position compression adjust, 190x45mm
ForkFox 34 Performance, Grip Damper, Compression adjust, 130mm travel, 44mm offset, 15x110mm
GripsSpecialized Trail Grips
StemAlloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 60mm
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
HandlebarsSpecialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide
Front BrakeSRAM Code Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180/200mm rotor
Rear BrakeSRAM Code Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Shift LeversSRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed
CassetteSRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CranksetSRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm 32T
ChainringsSteel 32T
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
RimsSpecialized Alloy 29, 30mm internal width, tubeless
Front HubAlloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
Rear HubAlloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h
Front TireSpecialized Purgatory, GRID Casing, T9 Compound, 29x2.4
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
Rear TireSpecialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner TubesStandard, Presta Valve
SeatPostX-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 125/150/170 Travel, 0mm offset
Seat BinderSpecialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt
Weight12.61kg (27 lb, 12.8 oz)
Weight SizeMD

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Size
BB Drop (low)
BB Height (high)
BB Height (low)
Bike Standover Height
Chainstay Length
Fork Length, Full
Fork Rake/Offset
Front Center
Head Tube Angle (high)
Head Tube Angle (low)
Head Tube Length
Reach
Seat Tube Angle
Seat Tube Length
Stack
Top Tube Length, Horizontal
Trail
Wheelbase
662

Lifetime warranty* to the original owner against structural defects in material or workmanship on ALL models of Specialized-branded frames and forks

  • Includes seatstays and chainstays on full-suspension bikes
  • Does not include suspension forks and suspension parts
  • Does not include paint and graphics (these are covered below)

* Register your bike, frameset, or Roval wheels within the first 90 days of purchase for a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

Read the full warranty here

When you purchase a bike from Specialized Concept Stores, you'll receive a complimentary tune-up service at your nearest store within 6 weeks of bike delivery.

This free service is designed to ensure that the bike you've chosen is operating optimally and to make any necessary adjustments, such as cable stretching, common with new bikes.

However, if you encounter any issues with your bike at any point, we strongly advise you to cease riding and promptly book your bike in for its complimentary service to ensure your safety and riding pleasure.

When you receive your bike, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how effortless it is to get it road-ready. We've designed the assembly process to be as straightforward as possible, so you can start enjoying your new ride without delays.

All you need to do is install the handlebars, pedals, and wheels. It's a quick and hassle-free process that requires no advanced technical skills. Our user-friendly instructions and included tools will guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth and secure assembly.

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or new to bike assembly, you can trust that the process will be a breeze. Within no time, your bike will be fully assembled, and you'll be ready to hit the road, trail, or bike path with confidence.

We offer 10 days free cover with all new bikes purchased, provided by our insurance partner VeloLife. You will be covered for the first 10 days of ownership against theft and accidental damage, so you can purchase with confidence.

Give yourself the comfort of no obligation free insurance, make sure you have peace of mind from the moment you leave the store. If anything happens to the bike in the first 10 days of ownership, know you are covered!

Cycle to Work Scheme: Affordable Riding for UK Employees

Unlock a cost-effective way to own the bike of your dreams through the Cycle to Work Scheme. This initiative, available to employees in the UK, lets you enjoy the benefits of cycling while saving on your bike purchase.

With the Cycle to Work Scheme, you can use your pre-tax salary to acquire a brand-new bicycle and essential cycling accessories. This means significant savings for you, as your salary sacrifice reduces both your income tax and National Insurance contributions.

The process is seamless: Choose the bike that suits your needs and budget from our extensive range. Your employer will then set up a salary sacrifice arrangement, spreading the cost of your bike over a specified period, typically 12 to 18 months.

Once the salary sacrifice period ends, you have the option to own the bike outright for a nominal fee, ensuring you get to keep and enjoy your trusted two-wheeled companion for years to come.

Experience the freedom of cycling, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint with the Cycle to Work Scheme. Join countless UK employees who have already embraced this eco-friendly and wallet-friendly way of commuting.