Evolution of Fastest - Specialized Epic 8 & Epic Evo 8

Evolution of Fastest - Specialized Epic 8 & Epic Evo 8

Introducing the new Epic 8, one of the fastest XC race bikes on the planet. Specialized have redefined the formula of fastest with double the capability, extra efficiency, and less mass.

The Fastest Mountain Bike on Earth. Period.

While you were cutting school to ride your bike, some kids stayed in science class. A few of those kids rode their bikes, too. They grew up to be members of Specialized Science Club, creating evidence-based performance for riders. The Ride Dynamics team is an elite part of Specialized Science Club that relentlessly focuses on holistically developing the chassis, geometry, kinematics, spring curves, and damping performance of our bikes to achieve a singular, elevated ride. 

The Epic 8 punches way above its class, because as tracks get more technical, capability makes the difference between winning and crashing. On top of that, the more composed the bike in technical terrain, the more the rider can recover on the descents so they’re ready to attack on the next climb.

Geometric Capability - Progressive Geometry for Modern XC

The Epic 8s progressive geometry delivers technical terrain capability alongside fast and efficient
climbing and acceleration performance. The generous cockpit centers the rider on the bike for
optimal traction and corner control. The low bottom bracket and slack head tube keep things
composed in the rough.

Specialized Ride Dynamics Tuned Dampers

Custom valving on the Epic 8 shocks and forks is developed together with the chassis, leverage
rate, and kinematics, to elevate the ride of the bike beyond the sum of its parts. 

See and read more below, then talk to us about making an Epic 8 your next XC ride.

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