Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy 2018
When sending it full gas down the run, you want confidence that your bike will perform as it should, and no material has earned its keep on the downhill circuit like our M5 aluminium. The reasons for this are stacking, but primarily, it can all be summed up by stiffness, light overall weight, and strength. That's why you'll find that our Demo 8 I Alloy was constructed from it in order to make your next shred-sesh that much more fun.
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 our 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 our 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 our 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, we’ve 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.
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
RockShox BoXXer Team 27.5, 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
FOX/Specialized Van RC, rebound & compression adjust, 9.5x3.0"
Specialized disc, alloy flange & disc mount, sealed cartridge bearings, 20mm thru-axle, 32h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x135mm spacing, 32h
DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
Roval 27.5, alloy, 24mm internal width
Standard, Presta valve
Butcher, DH casing, 27.5 b x2.5", 60 TPI, wire bead
Butcher, DH casing, 27.5 b x2.3", 60 TPI, wire bead
Custom SRAM Descendant, BB30, 7050 alloy arms w/ Gamut bashguard, 165mm
SRAM BB30, 83mm
SRAM X7, trigger
SRAM GX, Type 2.1, short cage
SRAM PG-1030, 10 speed, 11-36 last three cogs removed
SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed w/ PowerLink
SRAM Guide RS lever and caliper, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 200mm rotor
SRAM Guide RS lever and caliper, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 180mm rotor
Specialized DH, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Specialized Direct Mount DH Stem, two-piece, forged alloy, 45mm
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm
Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge bearings, 4.5mm removable pins