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2017

Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy

Specialized Demo 2017

Downhill

At a glance

The 2017 Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy 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.

No material has earned its keep on the downhill circuit like our M5 aluminium. The reasons for this are stacking, but primarily, it can all be summed up by stiffness, light overall weight, and strength. That’s why you’ll find that our Demo 8 I Alloy was constructed from it. Not only that, but it also features a 1.5-inch forged head tube to enhance most of these qualities. As for the ride, the Demo 8 pairs our S3 Geometry with an asymmetric frame design that ensures plenty of 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.

For suspension, this Demo features 200mm up front via a RockShox BoXXer RC 650b and 200mm of travel at the rear controlled by a custom-tuned FOX VAN RC. 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 get a bike that wants nothing more than to be pushed harder and faster.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • 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
  • 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
    FOX/Specialized Van RC, rebound & compression adjust, 9.5x3.0"
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Specialized disc, alloy flange & disc mount, sealed cartridge bearings, 20mm thru-axle, 32h [R] Specialized disc, 12x135mm spacing, sealed cartridge bearings, 32h
  • Wheels
    Roval 650b, alloy, 24mm inner width, 32h
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3x, 2.0"
  • Tires
    [F] [R]
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed w/PowerLink
  • Crank
    SRAM Descendant, BB30, 7050 alloy arms, 32T chainring, 165mm
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM BB30, 83mm
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM GX Type 2.1, short cage, 10-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM X7, 10-speed, trigger
  • Cassette
    SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed, 11-36t
  • Pedals
    Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge bearings, 4.5mm removable pins
Components
  • Brakeset
    [F] SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 200mm Centreline rotor [R] SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 180mm rotor
  • Handlebar
    Specialized DH, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 25mm rise, 800mm, 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 2017 Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy 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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