Specialized Demo 8 I 2014 Mountain Bike. Racing Downhill is a balance of calculated risk and confidence in one's ability and equipment. Designed and engineered to be the ultimate race bike, the World-Championship-winning Demo 8 features 200mm of FSR suspension and DH Race geometry to give riders maximum control on the sport'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 the Demo 8 is known for.
Manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame has 200mm of rear wheel travel; an oversized, alloy link, forged head tube; rear derailleur protector, with suspension linkage engineered for the world's toughest terrain. Custom-tuned FOX VAN RC coil shock is designed for high-speed downhill terrain, and features easily adjustable rebound, compression and preload. RockShox Boxxer RC offers 200mm of travel with externally adjustable compression and rebound and a 20mm Maxle thru-axle. Roval DH rims are 30mm wide, laced with DT Swiss spokes to Specialized hubs with a 20mm front thru-axle and 150x12mm rear thru-axle hub creates a reliable, super strong wheelset that easily handles the biggest hits. Specialized Butcher DH 26x2.5'' soft dual compound front and rear tyres offer great traction with Specialized DH Factory Team approved tread, and a bombproof casing. Alloy Bennie DH race pedal features a low profile for clearance, sealed cartridge bearings and removable 4.5mm grub pins. New Specialized low-rise handlebar is 780mm wide and ideal for navigating technical terrain.