2024 Specialized Epic 8 EVO Pro Full Suspension Mountain Bike

£8,000.00
Dispatched between 22nd Jun and 24th Jun, if ordered before 2:00pm today.
Part Number:

90324-1103

GTIN/UPC:

888818959198

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The 2024 Specialized Epic 8 EVO Pro Full Suspension Mountain Bike is the fastest downcountry bike in the world. Epic 8 EVO is the dressed up, cranked-to-11 expression of the new Epic 8. 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. This bike is perfect for natural singletrack trails in the UK and abroad.

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 absurd lateral and torsional rigidity of the chassis translates to some seriously precision handling, too. With a bump up to 130mm of travel up front to eat up the chunk and a slew of trail-friendly specs, Epic 8 EVO feels right at home on the rough stuff.

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. By optimizing the kinematics of the suspension, Specialized’s Ride Dynamics team reduced inefficient pedal-induced bobbing by 20%, maintaining active suspension for effective bump force management, to ensure you remain in the most efficient pedalling position. It’s the most efficient pedalling suspension bike Specialized have ever tested.


This bike is perfect for

Natural UK singletrack riding whether you are marathon racing, bike packing or just riding your favourite trails.


Key Features
  • The most capable 120mm bike on the planet. 12% more bump absorption and 20% less pedal bob
  • Ride Dynamics tuned FOX Float Factory and 130mm FOX 34 Factory fork
  • Roval Control carbon wheels excel everywhere from world cup xc races to your favourite weekend trail
  • SRAM’s legendary Code Silver Stealth 4-Piston brakes boast major stopping power with a sleek aesthetic
  • Ride in confidence with super rugged and dependable XO Eagle AXS Transmission
  • SWAT 4.0 in down tube to carry trail essentials

Specialized MTB Range Guide

Specialized have been making mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. Models like the Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have been staples of the range for decades with the technology being updated and refined every year. The 2022 Specialized mountain bike range has bikes for all kinds of mountain bikers with prices ranging from £500 to over £10,000.

All Specialized mountain bikes are ‘beyond gender’. Although they are technically unisex, Specialized tend to fit more female friendly saddles on the smaller size bikes and more male friendly saddles on the larger bikes. These can easily be swapped out to suit preferences.


Read the full guide to the Specialized MTB Range


Who are Specialized?

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.

" Made for riders, by riders."

They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.

Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.


Find our more about Specialized bikes

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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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

Seat Binder - Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt

SWAT - SWAT internal downtube storage

Fork - Fox 34 Factory, Grip2 Damper, 4 way adjust, 130mm travel, 44mm offset, 15x110mm

Rear Shock - Fox Float Factory, Evol LV, Ride Dynamics Tuned, LSC/ Rebound adjust, 190x45mm

Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert

SeatPost - Fox Transfer Factory, 30.9, 1X remote, (SM:125mm, MD: 150mm, L-XL: 175mm)

Handlebars - Roval Control Rise Carbon Handlebar, 780mm wide, 20mm rise, 35mm

Grips - Specialized Trail Grips

Stem - Raceface Turbine R, 50mm, 35mm clamp

Front Brake - SRAM Code Silver Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180/200mm HS2 rotor

Rear Brake - SRAM Code Silver Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm HS2 rotor

Shift Levers - SRAM AXS POD Controller

Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB Threaded Wide

Chain - Sram X0 Eagle

Rear Derailleur - SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission

Crankset - SRAM X0 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm

Cassette - SRAM XS 1295, 12 speed, 10-52

Chainrings - Alloy, 32T

Rims - Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h

Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h

Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h

Front Tyre - Specialized Purgatory, GRID Casing, T9 Compound, 29x2.4

Rear Tyre - Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Spokes - Stainless, 14g, black

Inner Tubes - Standard, Presta Valve

Colours Satin Forest Green/Spruce/Metallic Spruce
Sizes L, M, S, XL
Brand Specialized
Barcodes 888818959099, 888818959198, 888818959341, 888818960040
SKUs / Part Numbers 90324-1102, 90324-1103, 90324-1104, 90324-1105

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