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2016

Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon

Specialized Demo 2016

Downhill

At a glance

The 2016 Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon is an Downhill Carbon mountain bike. It has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Demo range of mountain bikes.

When it comes to the stiffness, lightweight, and strength required for downhill, you just can’t beat a carbon fibre frame construction. That’s while you’ll find our top-tier carbon, FACT 10m, was used to create the acclaimed Demo 8 FSR 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 tyres, you start get the picture of why our Demo 8s have won so many races.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    FACT 10m carbon, S3 Geometry, carbon front triangle, alloy link and chainstays, FACT IS construction, BB30, full internal cable routing, 135mm dropouts, lipped and sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm travel
  • Fork
    RockShox BoXXer RC 650b, S: Extra soft spring, M: Soft spring, L: Medium spring, XL: Firm spring, 200mm of travel, compression adjust, rebound adjust, alloy steerer, 48mm offset, Maxle Lite DH
  • Shock
    Custom Öhlins, high/low speed compression adjust, rebound adjust, 9.5x3""
Wheels
  • Hubs
    Front: Specialized, Hi Lo disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 20mm thru-axle, 36h
    Rear: Specialized disc, 12x135mm spacing, sealed cartridge bearings, 32h
  • Wheels
    Roval 650b, alloy, 24mm inner width, 32h
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Industry, stainless
  • Tires
    Front: Specialized Butcher DH, 60TPI, wire bead, 650bx2.5""
    Rear: Specialized Slaughter DH, 60TPI, wire bead, 650bx2.3""
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed, w/ PowerLink, nickel finish
  • Crank
    Custom SRAM Descendant, BB30, 7050 alloy arms, thin 36T ring, w/ Gamut bashguard
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM BB30, 83mm
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X9 Type 2, 10-speed, mid cage
  • Shifters
    SRAM X7, 10-speed, w/ Matchmaker clamp
  • Cassette
    SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed, 11-36t
  • Pedals
    Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge bearings, 4.5mm removable pins
Components
  • Brakeset
    Front: SRAM Guide R, metallic pads, 200mm Centerline rotor
    Rear: SRAM Guide R, metallic pads, 180mm Centerline rotor
  • Handlebar
    Specialized Demo, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 25mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm
  • Stem
    Specialized P.Series MTB, forged alloy, 4-bolt, 45mm

FAQ

Q: What size 2016 Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon size for your height. Remember that these sizes are a general guide and bike sizes can vary between riders and bikes. The best way to find your size is to go for a test ride.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL

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