Why do the world’s best racers want to ride the bike with four World Championships and multiple World Cup titles? Perhaps it’s the DEMO 8’s special 135mm rear hub spacing and Micro Drive, DH Race Geometry, or the trail-shredding Butcher tyres. Actually, we’re pretty sure it’s because we designed and engineered it to be the ultimate downhill bike, featuring 200mm of FSR suspension and World Cup proven component spec for maximum control on the world’s gnarliest terrain. The Demo’s low centre of gravity, short chainstays, and durable and lightweight carbon fibre frame combine to deliver the world-class handling it is known for.
WHAT Our proprietary FSR suspension paired with larger, faster rolling 650b wheels, all specially tuned for the rigors of DH racing with sub-seatstay.
WHY Gives the Demo razor-sharp handling without sacrificing our legendary FSR suspension performance. Keeps the rear end compact and sleek, while lowering the centre of gravity for maximum control when braking, cornering and accelerating.
HOW The sub-seatstay allows us to drive the shock off the chainstays, as opposed to the seatstay, which effectively lowers the centre of gravity, and allows us to control the leverage ratio independently.
WHAT The strongest and lightest components available, expressly designed for the DH experience.
WHY Makes the Demo as strong and light as possible, without sacrificing compatibility with industry-standard interfaces to accommodate aftermarket components. Helps riders maximise speed while considerably reducing risk.
HOW Working closely with the Specialized Factory team and various manufacturers allows us to dial the components to work in perfect concert with the Demo platform. We test the components at every stage of development and make adjustments to elicit customised performance from crucial components, like wheels, brakes, and drivetrain.