Specialized Demo 8 II - 2017

Specialized's Demo 8 II is built to dismantle the world's toughest, gnarliest downhill courses. Its revolutionary M5 asymmetric aluminum frame is paired with a legendary FSR suspension and 650b wheels, delivering a low-center of gravity tha ...(Read More)

Specialized Demo 8 II
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Specialized's Demo 8 II is built to dismantle the world's toughest, gnarliest downhill courses. Its revolutionary M5 asymmetric aluminum frame is paired with a legendary FSR suspension and 650b wheels, delivering a low-center of gravity that's confident soaring through the air and skimming across techy tracks. No matter how gnar-filled the trail is, the RockShox Boxxer Team fork and Öhlins rear shock deftly control the biggest, fastest hits, and they boast the adjustments you need to perfectly tune the suspension for each course. For even more control, SRAM's Guide RS DH discs and fat Specialized tires bite hard and stop quick, while the burly Roval wheels take all the huge air and harsh landings that you can dish out. Plus, this monster is spec'd with quick-shifting SRAM X0 gearing and a Gamut bashguard.

Specialized's FSR suspension offers plush travel, incredible control, unbeatable traction and an overall awesome ride because it's completely unaffected by pedaling and braking forces. This design also eliminates "bobbing" for optimum climbing and acceleration. 

Specs

Frame Specialized Asymmetric M5 manipulated aluminum, 650b S3 Geometry, 1.5" forged headtube, 135 x 12mm thru-axle, ISCG '05 mount, 200mm travel
Fork RockShox Boxxer Team, 200mm travel w/coil spring, tapered steerer, high/low speed compression and rebound, 20mm thru-axle
Rear Shock Custom Öhlins TTX, high/low speed compression adjust and rebound adjust
Rims/Wheels Roval 650b
Hubs Front: Specialized Hi Lo disc; Rear: Custom DT Swiss
Spokes DT Swiss Industry, stainless
Tires Specialized; Front: Butcher DH, 650b x 2.5; Rear: Slaughter DH, 650b x 2.3
Crankset SRAM X0 DH w/Gamut bashguard, carbon arms
Bottom Bracket SRAM BB30, 83mm
Chain SRAM PC-1031
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-25
Shifters SRAM X9
Handlebars Specialized Demo, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on
Stem Specialized P.Series, direct-mount
Brake Levers SRAM Guide RS DH
Brakes SRAM Guide RS DH, 200/180mm Centerline rotor
Pedals Specialized Bennies aluminum w/removable pins
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, 143mm wide
Seatpost Thomson

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Warm Charcoal/Rocker Red/Black / Medium 00888818052806 94516-1003 DEM54349732M
Gloss Warm Charcoal/Rocker Red/Black / Long 00888818051984 94516-1004 DEM52704488G

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3.0

(based on 2 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles Well  (2)
  • Lightweight 
  • Plush Feel 
  • Balanced Suspension 
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction 
  • Heavy 
  • Unbalanced Suspension 
  • Rigid Feel 
  • Cheap Components 

Best Uses

  • Free Riding  (2)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Downhill  (2)
  • Dirt jumps 
  • Pro competitions 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Urban Biking 
  • Casual Riding 

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5

Demo 8 II,the beast...

By 

from Golden CO.

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Balanced Suspension
  • Durable
  • Plush Feel
  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well
  • Great Components

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Downhill
    • Free Riding

    Comments:

    Just got this bike and raced it at Snowmass.It handles and rides so smooth, I was still getting used to the feel a new bike and it completely handled everything from drops to jumps and really steap off-camber sections. This bike is a wild animal that wants to be set free so just hang on and don't brake.

     
    1

    worst bike ever

    By 

    from Whistler,BC

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Unbalanced Suspension
    • Heavy
    • Cheap Components
    • Flimsy Construction
    • Rims very weak
    • Rigid Feel

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Urban Biking
    • Racing
    • Free Riding
    • Dirt jumps
    • Pro competitions
    • Casual Riding
    • Downhill

    Comments:

    The handlebars snaped first try off of a 6 foot drop. The rim folded of a small jump. Everything on this bike is bad and nobody should buy it ever.

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