Epic 8 Expert

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The Specialized Epic 8 mountain bike offers unmatched capability, improved kinematics, and custom valved shocks for efficient pedaling and precision handling. Ideal for XC racers and speed enthusiasts. Experience less fatigue with 12% better bump absorption.

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Experience the new standard in cross-country biking with the Specialized Epic 8 Expert. The Epic 8 Expert is designed to provide you with unsurpassed capability, riding comfort and biomechanical efficiency. This high-performance bike is perfectly suited for racers who value speed, control, and endurance in their biking adventures.

Unparalleled Capability: The Epic 8 Expert boasts arguably the most capable 120mm chassis out there. The bike's progressive geometry enhances its ability to handle technical terrains while delivering efficient climbing and acceleration performance. The rigid chassis provides precision handling, giving you an edge on tight corners and challenging terrains.

Superior Shock Absorption: Unlike its predecessor, the Epic 8 Expert is engineered to provide 12% more bump and vibration absorption. This feature ensures a smoother, more comfortable ride, particularly on lengthy trails or rough terrains, reducing fatigue and enabling you to maintain your pace longer.

Custom Ride Dynamics: The bike's custom shock is expertly developed by the Specialized Ride Dynamics team to heighten the riding experience. This feature ensures that the shock absorber, the damper, the chassis' leverage rates, and new kinematics all work harmoniously to produce a ride that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Biomechanical Efficiency: With a 20% reduction in pedal-induced bobbing, the Epic 8 Expert ensures that you remain in an efficient pedalling position, providing a smoother, more energy-efficient ride. The bike features the most efficient pedalling suspension system tested to date.

Lightweight Integration: Despite the added capabilities, the Epic 8 Expert's frame does not sacrifice lightness. The bike even features the new SWAT 4.0 system that allows you to carry essential items on the trail, as well as an integrated steering stop to prevent damage to the top tube during a crash. The S-Works Epic 8 frameset is lighter by 76 grams despite these additional features.

Choose the Specialized Epic 8 Expert, and give yourself the competitive edge you've always wanted!

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
Fork RockShox SID Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel
Rear Shock RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Solo Air, 190x45mm
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Seatpost X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150/170mm travel
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Seat Clamp Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt
Rear Brake SRAM Level Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
Front Brake SRAM Level Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
Chainrings Steel, 34T
Shift Levers SRAM AXS POD Controller
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission
Cassette SRAM XS 1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Chain SRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain
Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner Tubes Standard, Presta Valve

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

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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.