Radical color change for the Specialized Factory Racing and their new S-Works Epic 8

Mountain bike 15/03/24 11:10 Migue A.

The new Specialized Epic 8 is one of the most important releases from the brand in recent years, and just a few days after its launch, the Specialized Factory Racing surprises us with a radical change of colors to welcome their new main mountain bike.

The Specialized Factory Racing changes its characteristic red for an intense cyan blue and electric pink

The Specialized Factory Racing changes color and introduces the new Epic 8

The powerful Specialized Factory Racing has just surprised with a radical aesthetic change. Gone are the red tones it has always been identified with, and in come much brighter and luminous colors, like the electric cyan blue of the frame of the new Epic 8 and the fluorescent pink of the new RockShox SID ULTIMATE FLIGHT ATTENDANT fork.

Laura Stigger and Peter Sagan with the new team kit and Epic 8
Koretzky was the first to give a victory to the Specialized Epic 8, which will now be the main mountain bike for the entire team

Setup of the new S-Works Epic 8 for the Specialized Factory Racing for 2024

It remains to be seen whether these are the official colors with which the team will compete for the rest of the 2024 season or if it is just a temporary campaign as part of the presentation of the new Epic 8. What is certain is that this will be the main setup used by the FRT members throughout this year

RockShox chose the presentation of the Epic 8 to also introduce their new Flight Attendant XC family, the biggest suspension revolution for mountain bikes in recent years
SRAM XX SL EAGLE Transmission AXS 12v drivetrain
New ROCKSHOX SIDLuxe Ultimate Flight Attendant shock absorber and detail of the carbon link of the new S-Works Epic 8
This is the lightest fork of the new Flight Attendant series with 100/110mm travel, but it won't be surprising if Koretzky and other riders choose the 120mm version
Roval integrated handlebar and SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth 4 brakes, a 100% cable-free cockpit thanks to the AXS ecosystem plus the Flight Attendant electronic suspensions
The entire AXS ecosystem is integrated into the new S-Works Epic 8, all electronic (seatpost, suspensions, drivetrain, and power meter) and cable-free except for the brakes

Full setup of the S-Works Epic 8 FRT

  • Frame: S-Works FACT 12m Carbon with internal SWAT storage under the main bottle cage
  • Shock absorber: RockShox SIDLuxe ULTIMATE Flight Attendant, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, Solo Air, 190x45mm
  • Fork: RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE Flight Attendant
  • Saddle: Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base
  • Handlebar: Roval Control SL Integrated cockpit, 60mm X- 12 degree integrated stem, 8-degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 760mm wide
  • Grips: Specialized Trail Grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 160/180mm rotor
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS
  • Wheels: Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h



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