Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon 2018
Downhill racing is a whole different beast—with insane rock gardens, gnarly ruts and roots, crazy drops, and often uncontrollable speeds, you need to have as much confidence in your bike as you do in yourself. And the Demo 8 I Carbon gives you the confidence you need to get down the run as quickly as possible.
When it comes to the stiffness, light weight, and strength required for downhill, you just can't beat a carbon fibre frame construction. That's while you'll find some of our best carbon fibre, FACT 10m, was used to create the acclaimed Demo 8 I Carbon.
It's also been built off of our S3 650b geometry, ensuring 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 our revolutionary Öhlins rear shock. 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 R brakes, a durable one-by SRAM drivetrain, and our legendary Butcher & Slaughter DH tires, you start get the picture of why our Demo 8s have won so many races.
- The frame features a full FACT 10m carbon fibre construction for low weight and heightened levels of strength and stiffness, which is amplified by its asymmetrical frame design that still leaves plenty of access. This has also been paired with our proven S3 Geometry that increases maneuverability and responsiveness, while the 200mm of travel at the rear makes the bike capable of taking on the biggest of hits in stride.
- RockShox BoXXer RC 27.5 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.
FACT 10m carbon, S3 Geometry, carbon front triangle and seatstay, new Team alloy link, FACT IS construction, 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
Custom Öhlins TTX, Twin-Tube design, high- and low-speed compression adjust, rebound adjust, 9.5x3"
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 Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 200mm rotor
SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic 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