Demo 8 I
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Demo 8 I

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Demo 8 I
Overview
Technical Specifications
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The downhill bike known for its huge 7" and 8" travel, solid components and ability to level big and burly terrain just got faster and more capable under the likes of Sam Hill and Brendan Fairclough of the Monster Energy Team. Based on their testing and input (and we think these guys know a thing or two about performance), we've redesigned the geometry of the Demo 8 to encourage nothing short of DH domination.
  • Specialized Demo 31.8mm low-rise handlebars provide a wide 750mm stance for pilot-like handling and control
  • 200mm-travel RockShox Boxxer Race fork with 20mm Maxle thru-axle delivers complete tunability through external compression and rebound adjusters
  • Tough and agile Demo 8 FSR M5 alloy frame with 8" of front and rear wheel travel and oversized forged 1.5" head tube is engineered for DH domination
  • Specialized Clutch DH 26 x 2.3" front tire with DH casing for railing high-speed turns and Chunder DH 26 x 2.3" rear tire for superior cornering stability
  • 30mm-wide custom DT Swiss F550 rims with Champion 2mm stainless steel spokes excel on rocky downhill runs and other ruthless conditions, the front wheel spins on a 20mm thru-axle variable flange hub for the best combination of strength and weight, and the 10mm Cr-Mo axle rear hub with derailleur guard adds even greater durability

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA BB-7000 for Moto-X crank, 73mm shell
CRANKSET FSA Moto-X MegaExo, forged solid arms, 36t alloy ring with Gamut P-30 chain guide
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-7, aluminum trigger
CASSETTE SRAM PG-970, 12-26t
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-9, 9-speed, short cage
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox Boxxer Race, 200mm travel, alloy steerer, external compression and rebound adj., 20mm maxle DH thru-axle
REAR SHOCK Fox DHX 4.0 coil 8.75x2.75"" for Demo 8, rebound adj., ProPedal, bottom out control, and IFP pressure, S:450, M:500, L:550
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Hi-Lo disc, 20mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB Thru axle 135mm, hollow 10mm Cr-Mo axle w/ RD guard
INNER TUBES Schraeder valve 26x2.4/2.75, 2.25mm thick
SPOKES DT Swiss Champion 2mm stainless
FRONT TIRE Specialized Clutch DH 26x2.3"", DH casing, wire bead, dual compound
RIMS Custom DT Swiss F550, 30mm wide, 32h
REAR TIRE Specialized Chunder DH 26x2.3"", DH casing, wire bead, dual compound
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Demo, 8mm hollow Cr-Mo rails, SL foam
SEATPOST 6061 butted alloy, two bolt no offset, 30.9mm
STEM Funn RSX 31.8"" direct mount
HANDLEBARS Specialized Demo low-rise bar, 7050 alloy, 31.8mm, 750mm wide, 9 degree backsweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip with alloy end plugs
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc, reach adjust, metallic pads, 203mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir R Hydraulic, tool-less adj. reach
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R, hydraulic disc, reach adjust, metallic pads, 185mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Lo-Pro alloy
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1.5"" 7050 alloy integrated for 1-1/8"" steerer
SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black
FRAME Demo 8 FSR M5 manipulated alloy, 8"" travel, asymetrical rear triangle, ISCG mount, 1.5"" forged HT, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector

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