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Demo Race

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2022 Demo Race

All-out speed has always been the Demo’s target, and with the Demo Race it’s no different. Introducing a new flexible wheel-size frame design that allows riders to take advantage of a 29-inch front wheel and a 27.5-inch rear wheel, it’s a special blend that’s long been tested by World Champ Loïc Bruni looking for the perfect balance of traction and maneuverability, but only just green-lighted by the UCI this past year. Not that it stopped the Demo Race from racking up both the Downhill World Championship and overall World Cup titles in it’s very first season...

Now, we’re offering that same winning combination straight out of the box, while an adjustable rear end that still allows you to change between 27.5 and 29-inch wheel sizes based on terrain and riding style while also adjusting for proper chainstay length and bottom-bracket height.

Blazing fast on tough tracks, the Demo Race suspension design has been developed around a more rearward axle path that reduces rear wheel hang-up, increasing speed instead.

Top-shelf suspension from Öhlins takes advantage of the most proven suspension kinematics on the World Cup circuit and SRAM’s DH-specific XO1 drivetrain has you covered from start gate to finish line.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

M5 alloy, Style-Specific DH Geometry, horst pivot flip chip for 27.5 or 29 rear wheel, BSA threaded BB, full internal cable routing with option for full external brake, 148mm rear spacing, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm of travel

Seat Binder

Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

Rear Shock

Öhlins TTX 22 M Coil, external rebound adjust, external high and low speed compression adjustment, Trunnion mount, 225x75

Fork

Öhlins DH38 M.1 29, TTX Twin Tube Damping, external low speed rebound adjust, external high and low speed compression adjustment, 20x110mm, 58mm offset, 200mm of travel

Cockpit

Stem

Descendant 35mm Direct Mount Stem, 50mm length

Handlebars

Roval Traverse SL Carbon, riser bar, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm, 35.0mm

Grips

Deity, Knuckleduster, Black

Saddle

Body Geometry Henge DH, hollow titanium rails, 130mm

SeatPost

Thomson, alloy, straight, 12-degree clamp

Brakes

Front Brake

Magura MT7, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

Rear Brake

Magura MT7, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed, trigger

Shift Levers

SRAM X01 DH, trigger, 7-speed

Cassette

SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed, 10-24t

Chain

Sram PC1130 w/ Powerlink, 11-speed

Crankset

SRAM X01 DH, DUB, carbon, Direct mount ring, 165mm

Chainrings

34T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, 83mm

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Roval 29" Alloy DH, 28mm internal width, 28h, tubeless ready

Front Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 20x110mm, 28h

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350, SRAM XD freehub, 6-bolt disc, high-low flange, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm spacing, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Competition, stainless steel, 14g

Front Tire

Butcher, GRID GRAVITY casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Rear Tire

Butcher, GRID GRAVITY casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 27.5x2.3"

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta Valve

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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S2S3S4
Crank Length165mm165mm165mm
Handlebar Width800mm800mm800mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm
Saddle Width130mm130mm130mm
Seatpost Length367mm367mm367mm
Stack632mm632mm632mm
Stack (29 mid)629mm629mm629mm
Stack (27.5 mid)635mm635mm635mm
Reach426mm446mm466mm
Reach (29 mid)430mm450mm470mm
Reach (27.5 mid)423mm443mm463mm
Head-Tube Length105mm105mm105mm
Head-Tube Angle62.8°62.8°62.8°
Head-Tube Angle (29 mid)63.2°63.2°63.2°
Head-Tube Angle (27.5 mid)62.5°62.5°62.5°
B-B Height350mm350mm350mm
B-B Height (29 mid)355mm355mm355mm
B-B Height (27.5 mid)345mm345mm345mm
B-B Drop25mm25mm25mm
Trail130mm130mm130mm
Trail (29 mid)127mm127mm127mm
Trail (27.5 mid)132mm132mm132mm
Fork Rake/Offset56mm56mm56mm
Front-Center801mm821mm841mm
Front-Center (29 mid)801mm821mm841mm
Front-Center (27.5 mid)801mm821mm841mm
Chain-Stay Length (29)448mm448mm448mm
Chain-Stay Length (27.5)438mm438mm438mm
Chain-Stay Length (mid)443mm443mm443mm
Wheelbase (27.5)1239mm1259mm1279mm
Wheelbase (29)1249mm1269mm1289mm
Wheelbase (mid)1244mm1264mm1284mm
Seat-Tube Length394mm420mm420mm
Seat-Tube Angle78.2°76.8°76.8°
Seat-Tube Angle (29 mid)78.5°77.1°77.1°
Seat-Tube Angle (27.5 mid)77.8°76.4°76.4°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 6 Reviews

Excellent bike

Excellent bike

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Yes!

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Name:
Luis D.

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LOVE IT

I really like it overall great bike

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Name:
Tyler

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Remarkably good

The frame is well built and offers excellent ground clearance. The only mechanical issue I've experienced is a bit of creaking from the rear suspension pivots. Re-tightening them to specified torque helped alleviate the issue to some degree. The rear suspension is truly fantastic - perfect progressivity for an intermediate rider, handles washboard brake bumps better than I thought possible, and it pedals surprisingly well. The Ohlins DH38 m.1 fork is amazing - I love how accurately and easily the progressivity can be adjusted via the lower air chamber. Damping front and rear, both in terms of quality, and adjustability, is the best I've tried on any suspension from the other big two manufacturers so far. Component choice overall is pretty good, except for the inexplicable choice of Magura 8.S "Sport Compound" brake pads and E-bike rated MDR-C rotors that are overly heavy and look goofy (imo). I replaced the pads with Loic Bruni approved 8.P pads and Storm HC rotors immediately.

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Phil B.

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Great ride. No ragrets.

Great ride. No ragrets.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Rips

The bike rips everything. Alloy for life :) the frame feels very light when you start to get the wheels rolling. The geometry (S4, I'm 185 cm tall) feels perfect and easy to handle. The thing that I noticed is that you can use this dh bike very well on normal trails, except for big climbs. You probably need a custom coil spring, so keep that in mind. Also, the bike gets muddy pretty quickly because there are a lot of links around the shock absorber, so a mudguard is essential. The only thing I have to complain about are the small tires, rims and rear spacing, which make the bike really more playful, but it costs stability and grip, otherwise, with a well suspension setup, the bike feels poppy and cooperate on jump trails.

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Name:
Denis

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