Specialized's Demo 8 II is built to dismantle the world's toughest, gnarliest downhill courses. Its legendary FSR suspension now partners with 650b wheels to smooth every trail, delivering a low-center of gravity that's confident soaring through the air and skimming across techy tracks. No matter how gnar-filled the trail is, the Boxxer Team fork and Öhlins rear shock deftly control the biggest, fastest hits, and they boast the adjustments you need to perfectly tune the suspension for each course. For even more control, SRAM's Guide RS DH discs and fat Specialized tires bite hard and stop quick, while the burly Roval wheels take all the huge air and harsh landings that you can dish out. Plus, this monster is spec'd with quick-shifting SRAM X0 gearing and a Gamut bashguard.
|Frame||Specialized FSR M5-aluminum, 650b S3 Geometry, 1.5" forged headtube, 135mm rear spacing, ISCG '05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, 200mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Boxxer Team, 200mm travel w/coil spring, tapered steerer, high/low speed compression and rebound, 20mm thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||Custom Öhlins TTX22M, coil over w/piggy back, high/low speed compression and rebound|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval DH 650b|
|Hubs||Front: Specialized Hi Lo disc, 20mm thru-axle; Rear: Custom DT Swiss, 12mm rear axle|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry stainless|
|Tires||Specialized; Front: Butcher DH, 650b x 2.5; Rear: Slaughter DH, 650b x 2.3|
|Crankset||SRAM X0 DH w/Gamut bashguard, carbon arms|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM PressFit 30|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X0 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 7-speed: 9-25|
|Handlebars||Specialized Demo low-rise, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RS DH|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RS DH, 200/180mm Centerline rotor|
|Pedals||Specialized Bennies aluminum w/removable pins|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, 143mm wide|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Dirty White/Charcoal/Rocket Red / Medium||00719676220598||94515-1002|
|Dirty White/Charcoal/Rocket Red / Long||00719676193854||94515-1003|
|Dirty White/Charcoal/Rocket Red / Extra Long||00719676184050||94515-1004|
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I've bought it used in 2013, it was ridden only for one season and as a result condition was really good! Demo is a well-controlled bike, despite the fact that I have L size! I put 5 star and I'll recommend it to every DH rider!
Just got this bike and raced it at Snowmass.It handles and rides so smooth, I was still getting used to the feel a new bike and it completely handled everything from drops to jumps and really steap off-camber sections. This bike is a wild animal that wants to be set free so just hang on and don't brake.
The handlebars snaped first try off of a 6 foot drop. The rim folded of a small jump. Everything on this bike is bad and nobody should buy it ever.