Specialized Demo 7 I

28 Reviews for Demo 7 I

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 the demo 7 08 is a very good
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 great freeride\downhill bike 10/10
i put some 888 wc ata 2009 forks on it which make it perfect for downhill and freeride. i also removed the travel limiter on the rear shock which gives u 7.75 inches of travel instead of 7.
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 Amazing bike. I have the 2007 Demo 7 I. This bike is so much fun to ride. It's low and corners like nothing. It can take anything you throw at it. The rims were not that great on it and I changed them to Atomlab Pimplites. Had no problems at all. I removed the travel spacer on the rear shock which increases the travel from 7.3 inches of travel to 7.7 inches.
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 THE best bike bike i have ever ridden. I can throw down some huge freeride stuff, rail the dh, and hit djs all in one day. The only downside are the bs tires that come with it. Everthing else is amazing! everything is setup totally perfect!
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 Just a big bag of value for money fun! I love it. Just make sure you change the OEM tires for something a little more robust before you ride it hard - Minions or a High Rollers do the trick for me although currently running a Swamp Thang on the front! Happy days!
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 best bike i have ever riden, and had the pleasure of owning. it feel like a demo 8 with a little less cushion. its a little bit more agile, and easyer going for more relaxed riders. its semi-cheap for entry level riders who want a soild bike, for not as much money. with it's lower price, customization comes easy. overall one of my favorite bikes ever.
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 The only negative to my demo 7 is that it weighs about 4 pounds more than I think it should. It rides very very nice though. It took some getting used to but now I love it and would never go back to a bigger bike. Unless you live in a very rocky area like Nelson, there is no point to using 8 and 8 anymore.
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 I have the 08 white demo seven 1, it is great, such a strong bike, I rode it lots at Sun Peaks last year and I had to get new rims this year because they were a bit bent and the sidewalls of the rims had a couple indents, otherwise it is an awesome bike, thats like any bike, you'll have to change rims and some parts after a while.
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 Sick bike great for racing if you like a light bike thats easy to through around. Only bad things pedals are pretty ungrippy heavy and not very good bearings. Rims aren't strong they buckle easy and get dents and flat spots easily.
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 mines the 08 model with the 66`s on. The truvative cranks were poor(swapped for Saints) the DT Swiss wheels were poor(swapped for Deemax`s)but everything else is perfect. Fork has been amazing, 18 months riding and I havn`t even changed the oil, still super plush and no play. Had to get a new rear triangle as the original cranks were too flexy and flexed into the chainstay and bent it. I had 1 new gear cable and put Goodridge hoses on to improve the Juicy 5`s.Gamut chain device is still to drop a chain(unreal performance)
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 Did a full season on one of these in Whistler Bike Park without a single problem. Low shock mount means a low centre of gravity and great handling. I even slogged it up a long fire road to reach a trail, so it pedals way better than the Big Hit I had before.
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 great bike for overall riding! went up to whistler and this bike shreds every single trail!
i think the only con would be the weight, as everybody knows...
not a bike for racing, but it does very well
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 Amazing bike, rode well with the totems but I put fox 40's on it, and I think its amazing, and feels just like what a demo 8 would, needs to have bigger bars tho and a dh saddle, and could do with some Maxxis Minions Smile
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 JUst got 2009 so sick fav bike of all time. pros- stock parts are amazing great fork great shock sweet colors esspecially the red dt swiss rims only thing i had to change was seat
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 incredible, the bike handles in every conditions, the only down is the components like the chain, the rims that are really soft, the tires are heavy,

but the bike when dialed is a dream. you get what you pay for.
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 Cant wait to get mine, they are good bikes beacuse you only lose 0.5" in the travel compared to a dual crown suspension fork and with the single crown you can do better motos x-ups and have a better turning radius
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 This is my bike and it is AWESOME ! I have many upgrades on it including BOXXER 35 forks and mavic 823 wheels,,,,, some HOPE tech parts...
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 this bike is very plush and handles big hits very well. you can shred trails one day and go buck jumps at the bike park the next day
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 Great bike for general freeride and downhill. Strong and durable yet not too heavy (around 41 pounds) I would recommend it to any serious freerider.
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 sick bike, love it from Fromme to Whistler via Mont Saint Anne and Bromont. A great bike! I put a DC on it and never went back. A total DH machine.
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 Damn right amazing, frame is the strongest on the market and also has a life warranty just incase, seriouly recommend this bike for biggers and lighter riders.
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 A really great bike! can be used for both freeride and DH, an that is in my opinion a huge advantage. Really recommending this one!
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 overall great bike!! low CG, active suspension and great spec. Only downside is pedalling but with the rear shocks propedal adjustment this can be fixed!!
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 best freeride ride i take in my live was whit a demo bike its a tuff bike and you always have a good manipulation on in
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 great bike because i own one
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 Capable of anything... Except long climbs (and barspins. unless...)
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 Awesome bike from AM to Dh
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Specialized Demo 7 I (MSRP $3900) — BUILT FOR STEEP TRAILS AND BIG AIR, our Demo laughs in the face of ruthless terrain with 7 and 8 inches of generous travel. Its top-of-the line Fox components, stable geometry with low central mass and insanely strong double ORE down tubes are competition-proven to withstand the most extreme abuse.

32-hole DT Swiss F550 rims are custom for Specialized. 32mm width, spoke eyelets and a sleeved joint bump up durability. DT Swiss Champion spokes provide a strong build for long-haul durability

Specialized Hi-Lo hub features variable sized flanges for a perfectly tensioned, ultra durable wheel. A 20mm thru-axle on the front improves stiffness and steering precision, while the 10mm chromoly axle in back increases durability.

Fox DHX 5.0 coil shock is custom-tuned for the Demo 7's FSR telemetry. 15-click ProPedal damping, boost valve and bottom-out resistance give the Demo 7 responsiveness, no matter the terrain.

RockShox Totem IS fork features 180mm of coil-sprung travel for buttery bump absorption. Mission Control IS damping, external compression and rebound adjustments ensure terrain-sensitive tunability.

Custom Avid Elixir R brakes feature full hydraulic calipers, metallic pads and a big 203mm rotor in front and 185mm in back for awesome control in fast and steep situations. Elixir R levers have a tool-free reach adjustment feature for enhanced comfort and control

Truvativ Hussefelt constructed of forged 6000-series alloy for maximum durability. Gamut P-30 chainguide is easy to adjust, simple and durable and works great with FSR suspension design.

Angles are based on LOW BB height.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $3,900
Travel 203mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 4.0 coil 8.5x2.375", ProPedal and rebound adj., bottom out control and IFP pressure, S:450, M:500, L:550
Fork Rockshox Totem IS, Coil spring, 180mm travel, IS damper, external compression and rebound adj., 1.5" alloy steerer, 20mm thru-axle w/ Maxle 360
Headset 1.5" Threadless, lightweight 7050 alloy cups
Cassette Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
Crankarms Truvativ Hussefelt, 170mm
Chainguide Gamut P-30 chain guide
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer XR, oversize sealed outboard cartridge bearing, 73mm shell
Pedals Specialized Lo-Pro alloy
Chain SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-9, 9-speed, short cage
Shifter Pods SRAM X-7, trigger, 9-speed
Handlebar Specialized Demo rise bar, 6066 alloy, 31.8mm, 6 degree up, 9 degree backsweep, 680mm wide
Stem Specialized Aggro stem, 35mm extension, OS 31.8, 4-bolt, forged
Grips Specialized lock on grip, alloy bar ends
Brakes Custom Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc, reach adjust, metallic pads.
Hubs Specialized Hi-Lo disc, 20mm thru-axle, 32h. Rear: Specialized thru axle 135mm, hollow 10mm Cr-Mo axle w/ RD guard
Spokes DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm stainless, brass nipples
Rim Custom DT Swiss F550, 30mm, 32h
Tires Specialized Chunder SX 26x2.3", 60 TPI, aramid bead, cap ply, soft dual compound
Seat Specialized Enduro, 8mm hollow Cr-Mo rails, SL foam
Seatpost 6061 butted alloy, two bolt setback, 30.9x300mm

Dimensions

Size S M L
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 40.52 lbs 40.52 lbs 40.52 lbs
Headtube Angle 65 ° 65 ° 65 °
Seattube Angle 75 ° 75 ° 75 °
Headtube Length 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Chainstay Length 421 mm 421 mm 421 mm
BB Height 362 mm 362 mm 362 mm
BB Width 73 mm 73 mm 73 mm
Seat Post Diameter 30.9 " 30.9 " 30.9 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 520 mm 540 mm 554 mm
WheelBase 1160 mm 1185 mm 1205 mm
Standover Height 748 mm 753 mm 763 mm

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