Downhill racing requires complete and utter faith in your equipment, and Specialized understands your desire to cherry pick and fine-tune every last component of your dream downhill rig. That's why they offer their legendary S-Works Demo 8 Alloy as a frameset. The stiff M5 aluminum frame provides stiffness, light overall weight, and strength. The 1.5-inch forged head tube enhances most of these qualities. The Demo 8's S3 Geometry and asymmetric frame design ensure plenty of frame 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.
The custom Öhlins rear shock delivers unparalleled DH performance. It offers high/low speed compression adjust that stands independent of the rebound adjust, enabling you to fine-tune the shock for the track at hand. It's 200mm of coil-sprung travel that stands without rival, and you won't find it anywhere else.
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.
|Frame||M5 alloy, S3 Geometry, carbon link and seatstay, BB30, full internal cable routing, 135mm dropouts, lipped and sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||Custom Öhlins TTX, Twin-Tube desgin, high and low-speed compression adjust, rebound adjust, 9.5x3"|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM BB30, 83mm|