2018 Demo 8 I Alloy

2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
2018 Demo 8 I Alloy
Regular price $5,500.00

When sending it full gas, you want confidence that your bike will perform as it should, and no material has earned its keep on the downhill circuit like M5 aluminium. The reasons for this are stacking, but primarily, it can all be summed up by stiffness, light overall weight, and strength.

It's more than a one-trick-pony, though, as it also features a 1.5-inch forged head tube to enhance most of these qualities. As for the ride, the Demo 8 pairs S3 Geometry with an asymmetric frame design that ensures plenty of access, a roomy top tube for added control, ultra-short, nimble chainstays, a low bottom bracket that keeps you feeling planted, and a slack front end that provides the utmost in responsive handling at speed.

For suspension, this Demo features 200mm up front via a RockShox BoXXer RC 650b and 200mm of travel at the rear controlled by a custom-tuned FOX VAN RC. Together, the combo ensures that you'll be able to rocket over any terrain with confidence.

And when you add in a build kit consisting of SRAM's powerful Guide RS brakes, a durable one-by SRAM drivetrain, and legendary Butcher & Slaughter DH tyres, you get a bike that wants nothing more than to be pushed harder and faster. 

  • M5 alloy construction works in tandem with S3 Geometry, an asymmetric frame design, and a 1.5” forged head tube to create the ultimate race machine. The design is relatively compact in order increase maneuverability and responsiveness, while the 200mm of travel at the rear makes the bike capable of taking on the biggest of hits in stride. And to fill out all of the details that make the difference on race day, Specialized included an ISCG ‘05 mount for chain guides and a rear derailleur protector to keep you shifting smoothly through rock gardens and unexpected strikes.
  • RockShox BoXXer RC 650b fork is purposefully designed for the most demanding terrain on earth. With 200mm of travel, Motion Control IS damping for maximum efficiency, and Power Buldge reinforced lower legs that allow oversized bushings for incredible stiffness, it'll leave you with nothing but confidence.
  • The clutched SRAM GX rear derailleur all but eliminates dropped chains, so you're able to rail through rock gardens while still being able to sprint out of them.

Specs

  • FRAME M5 alloy, S3 Geometry, carbon seatstay, BB30, full internal cable routing, 135mm dropouts, lipped and sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm of travel
  • FORK RockShox BoXXer Team 650b, coil spring, S: Extra soft spring, M: Soft spring, L: Medium spring, XL: Firm spring, 200mm of travel, Charger Damper, compression adjust, rebound adjust, alloy steerer, 48mm offset, Maxle Lite DH
  • REAR SHOCK FOX/Specialized Van RC, rebound & compression adjust, 9.5x3.0"
  • FRONT HUB Specialized disc, alloy flange & disc mount, sealed cartridge bearings, 20mm thru-axle, 32h
  • REAR HUB Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x135mm spacing, 32h
  • SPOKES DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
  • RIMS Roval 650b, alloy, 24mm internal width
  • INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
  • FRONT TYRE Butcher, DH casing, 650bx2.5", 60 TPI, wire bead
  • REAR TYRE Butcher, DH casing, 650bx2.3", 60 TPI, wire bead
  • CRANKSET Custom SRAM Descendant, BB30, 7050 alloy arms w/ Gamut bashguard, 165mm
  • CHAINRINGS Steel, 30T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM BB30, 83mm
  • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X7, trigger
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, Type 2.1, short cage
  • CASSETTE SRAM PG-1030, 10 speed, 11-36 last three cogs removed
  • CHAIN SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed w/ PowerLink
  • FRONT BRAKE SRAM Guide RS lever and caliper, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 200mm rotor
  • REAR BRAKE SRAM Guide RS lever and caliper, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 180mm rotor
  • HANDLEBARS Specialized DH, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
  • STEM Specialized Direct Mount DH Stem, two-piece, forged alloy, 45mm
  • SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • SEATPOST Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm
  • SEAT BINDER Alloy, 36.9mm
  • PEDALS Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge bearings, 4.5mm removable pins

Geometry

S M L XL
BB Drop 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm
BB Height 342mm 342mm 342mm 342mm
Bike Standover Height 698mm 698mm 698mm 698mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Length, Full 590mm 590mm 590mm 590mm
Fork Rake/Offset 52mm 52mm 52mm 52mm
Front Center 754mm 779mm 799mm 819mm
Head Tube Angle 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5°
Head Tube Length 105mm 105mm 105mm 105mm
Reach 395mm 420mm 440mm 460mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length 367mm 367mm 367mm 367mm
Stack 614mm 614mm 614mm 614mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 571mm 596mm 616mm 636mm
Trail 118mm 118mm 118mm 118mm
Wheelbase 1183mm 1208mm 1228mm 1248mm

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