S-Works Epic 8

10 days free insurance available

Introducing the all-new Epic 8 mountain bike by Specialized, designed for maximum efficiency and capability on modern XC tracks. Unmatched 120mm capability with progressive geometry, efficient pedaling, and custom valved shocks. Precision handling and reduced fatigue make it the ultimate choice for XC racers and speed enthusiasts.

Fusing cutting-edge design with unprecedented riding comfort, the Epic 8 by Specialized redefines the mountain biking experience. A masterstroke of engineering, power, and precision, the Epic 8 ensures every ride is rescued from the mundane. As an XC racer or speed enthusiast, prepare for an unbeatable riding experience.

Dominating Capability: This 120mm beast possesses advanced geometry for superb handling on challenging terrains and efficient climbing. Robust lateral and torsional rigidity assures precision handling.

Now, What’s a Bump?: With a 12% increase in bump absorption compared to its predecessor, Epic 8 makes fatigue a distant memory. Keep pedaling powerfully while others lag behind!

Precision Tuned Ride Dynamics: A true testament to the Specialized team’s prowess, the Epic 8 features a custom-designed shock. These unique damping characteristics, combined with advanced chassis leverage rates and kinematics, result in a superior riding experience that exceeds expectations.

First-class Biomechanical Efficiency:: Thanks to optimized suspension kinematics, pedal-induced bobbing is cut by 20%, preserving active suspension for effective bump force management. Quite simply, it's our most efficient pedal suspension system yet.

More from Less:: The Epic 8 packs in all the features, without the extra flab. The model’s weight loss of 76 grams is accompanied by SWAT 4.0, promising to carry all your trail essentials. Expect no scars due to integrated steering stop.

Flight Attendant by RockShox: Break free and focus on speed. SRAM AXS Wireless technology, paired with the Specialized Ride Dynamics-Tuned RockShox Flight Attendant (on S-Works models), ensures optimal compression settings by collecting real-time data while you conquer the terrain.

  • 120mm bike with 12% bump absorption and 20% less pedal bob
  • Ride Dynamics enhanced RockShox SIDLuxe ULTIMATE shock and finely tuned SID ULTIMATE fork with Flight Attendant
  • Custom fitted shock with three unique damper settings
  • Real-time compression optimization thanks to Ride Dynamics-Tuned RockShox Flight Attendant
  • Durable and lightweight Roval Control SL wheels for a smooth ride
  • Roval Control SL integrated cockpit for seamless handling
  • Superior stopping performance with Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston brakes
  • Cross-country shifting performance with SRAM XX SL T-Type AXS Transmission
  • Essential gear storage with SWAT 4.0 in the down tube

Join the revolution and experience the performance of the Specialized Epic 8.

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
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
Saddle Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base
Seatpost RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S/M: 125, L:150, XL: 170mm
Handlebars Roval Control SL Integrated cockpit, 60mm X- 12 degree integrated stem, 8-degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 760mm wide
Seat Clamp Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt
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
Chainrings Alloy 34T
Shift Levers SRAM AXS POD Ultimate Controller
Crankset SRAM XX SL Eagle Power Meter Crankset, 170mm/175mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS
Cassette SRAM XX Eagle SL 10-52t
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Chain SRAM XX SL Eagle
Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner Tubes Specialized Turbo Tube

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

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 (low)
Seat Tube Angle
Seat Tube Length
Top Tube Length, Horizontal

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.