Relentless, fast, aggressive—no matter how you describe it, downhill racing is demanding. Starting with the bike, you're inserting control into a borderline uncontrollable situation wherever you can. But when it comes to harnessing gravity's pull, while also maintaining confident handling, it simply doesn't get any better than the S-Work Demo 8.
It's constructed from Specialized's finest carbon fiber, FACT 11m, for unparalleled stiffness and strength. At the front, you'll find 200mm of travel coming through a custom-tuned RockShox BoXXer Team 27.5 fork, and at the rear, you get 200mm of travel via their Ohlins TTX rear shock.
It's been built off of their S3 27.5 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.
The build is also dialed-in, sparing absolutely no expense in providing the utmost in lightweight, durable performance. This means that you get powerful SRAM Code RSC brakes and 200/180mm Centerline rotors, a precise one-by X01 DH seven-speed drivetrain, strong & stiff Roval 27.5 wheels, and Specialized's legendary Butcher & Slaughter DH tires for the ultimate in traction and control.
Add it all up, and you get everything you need to send-it down the mountain with more speed than you ever thought possible.
|Frame||S-Works FACT 11m, S3 Geometry, carbon front triangle, full carbon rear end, 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|
|Fork||RockShox BoXXer WC 27.5, Charger Damper, air spring, compression adjust, rebound adjust, alloy steerer, 48mm offset, Maxle Lite DH, 200mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||Custom Ohlins TTX, Twin-Tube desgin, high and low-speed compression adjust, rebound adjust, 9.5x3"|
Front: 20mm thru-axle
Rear: 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Roval 27.5, alloy, 24mm inner width, 32h|
|Hubs||Front: Specialized disc; Rear: Custom DT Swiss 350, 135mm spacing, SRAM XD driver, 54T ratchet, 12mm thru-axle|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition, stainless|
|Tires||Specialized; Front: Butcher DH, 27.5 x 2.5; Rear: Butcher DH, 27.5 x 2.3|
|Crankset||SRAM X0 DH, carbon|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM BB30, 83mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 DH, short cage, 7-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed, 10-24t|
|Shifters||SRAM X0 DH, 7-speed, trigger|
|Handlebars||Specialized DH, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm|
|Tape/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|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, Front: 200mm; Rear: 180mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm|
|Seat Post||Thomson, alloy, straight, 12-degree clamp|