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Epic 8

Why the Specialized Epic 8?

Specialized's Epic is synonymous with top level cross country racing - not only is it one of the most high performing bikes, but it's also won countless races with its cutting edge, lightweight platform. Specialized is known for positioning itself at the cutting edge of bike technology, and as a World Cup race platform, the Epic has always been at the forefront of that. 

The Epic 8 then is their most technologically advanced XC bike yet, and while everybody expects it to be lighter, faster, more efficient, Specialized has focused a lot of energy on also making it ultra-capable when it comes time to descend, because modern XC races are not just won on the way up.

  1. Front Travel: 120mm
  2. Rear Travel: 120mm
  3. Wheel size: 29"

Technical Details

Despite Epic 8 faster and more capable than its predecessor, Specialized also managed to shave 76 grams off an already svelte chassis, making this their lightest dual-suspension Epic to date.

  • Light Than Ever
  • 20% Less Pedal Bob
  • SWAT 4.0
  • Small Bump Wizardary

Geometry

XS S M L XL
HI/LO HI/LO HI/LO HI/LO HI/LO
A Reach (lo) 390 420 450 475 500
B Stack 603 597 598 610 628
C Head Tube Angle 66.4|65.9 66.4|65.9 66.4|65.9 66.4|65.9 66.4|65.9
D Seat Tube Length 370 390 410 450 500
E Front Center 687 716 747 778 811
F Bottom Bracket Height 323|318 329|324 331|326 333|328 333|328
G Bottom Bracket Drop (lo) 52 46 44 42 42
H Wheelbase 1117 1147 1179 1210 1243
I Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435 435
J Head Tube Length 92 92 95 110 130
K Top Tube Length 535 569 605 633 662
L Seat Tube Angle 76.5 76 75.5 75.5 75.5
M Standover Height 748 755 760 769 774

*ALL MEASUREMENTS IN DEGREES OR MILLIMETRES

Frame Sizing

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

Size Height
Imperial Metric
XS 4'10" - 5'1" 148 - 155cm
49 5'1" - 5'5" 155 - 163cm
S 5'2" - 5'5" 158 - 165cm
M 5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178cm
L 5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185cm
XL 6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193cm
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