Shaped by the fastest riders on Earth.
Specialized spent years on the research and development and field-testing prototypes. With Loic Bruni already winning multiple World Cups for the 2019 season, the new Demo has been shaped by the fastest riders on the planet.
More rearward axle path with less hang-up.
Square-edged impacts slow you down by causing your rear wheel to momentarily hang-up on impact. The impact your suspension should be absorbing is, instead, transferred to you. By giving the Demo 29 a more rearward axle path, that rear wheel hang-up is minimised. It’s instant speed.
Greater control under braking.
Having designed and ridden many different test mules, Specialized built-in just the right amount of anti-rise on the Demo. When you need to come to a quick stop, you stay stable and in control.
Specialized specifically designed the Demo 29’s geometry to create a ride that’s both fast and playful. The bike’s shorter head tube keeps handlebar height in the sweet spot, while its 350mm bottom bracket height strikes a nice balance between cornering control and ground clearance.
Faster on pedaling sections.
The Demo 29 converts every bit of your pedaling power into speed. The bike’s new kinematics allow for just the right amount of anti-squat. You crank on the pedals and the new Demo rips forward. No bobbing around. No slowing you down.
Maximum rear suspension durability.
The Demo 29’s new shock linkage not only places weight low on the frame, it also enables it to isolate the rear shock from side-loads, which reduces wear and tear on the shock. The Demo 29’s trunnion-mount shock features extra bushing overlap, which further boosts longevity.