Specialized Demo 8 Frame

Products » DH Bikes » Specialized DH Bikes » Demo 8 Frame

10 Reviews for Demo 8 Frame

  • + 1
flag
 Awesome DH bike. I have owned every demo 8 since 2005, the just keep getting better. The demo 8 II frame gives you the Lighter Mag link and the DHX 5.0 shock, if you are a racer, or trying to get the weight down on your demo, you want the II frame with the mag link, if not the Demo 8 I complete is the bike to get.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Just a great Dh and Big hit frame. Feel's like the BB is stuck to the ground on single track, yet jumps beautifully. It's a big confidence builder, has a real feel all of it's own. I ride the '06 that's great. thenew ones must be even better.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 my bike is one of the only 9" frames around and i love it,,they take so much abuse and keep coming back for moer,they let you get away with coming up short on bike jumps and just soak it up like it wasnt there,go buy one and you will see what i mean .....anyone else got one??
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 2011 is super smooth and plush, it is strong and inspires confidence. The geometry is perfect it makes a great DH race bike. Check out mine, it rides great with a single crown but it does hit the frame so x-ups are out of the question (at least with the 2011 Totem RC2L that i have)
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Great bike, works really well with SRAM/RockShox/Truvativ/Avid components. A really handy thing is the option to change it's bottom bracket height and head angle.

I would recommend a BoXXer WC up front, and possibly a DLC coating. Many motocross stores offer this coating, and it reduces friction in the fork DRASTICALLY. Highly recommended.

The X0 drivetrain is great for this bike, and if you are more on the Freeride side of things, I would recommend a 10 gear set up. However, Specialized makes an amazing rear wheel configuration where they have set up a 7 cog cassette with an ultra small last cog. This setup allows for a smaller chainring, which is supposed to give more ground clearance. This is more for downhill. I personally use the 10 gear setup, because it allows for more adjustability and I found the clearance not to be drastically different.

The Truvativ X0 DH crank is a great and light crank for DH riding, made of carbon, which keeps it nice and stiff.

Two brakes are suitable for this bike: the Avid Code and the Avid X0 Trail. The code is the heavier of the two brakes, sports a four piston calliper, and is slightly more powerful than the X0 trail. If you need some extra stopping power and are willing to compromise a little on the weight go for it. Now, the lighter, almost equally powerful brake, the X0 Trail. This is a great brake that was designed as a go between the twin piston X0 brake and the four piston Code brake. This brake also sports a four piston calliper, although the pistons are slightly smaller than the Codes. I personally prefer the X0 Trails, but both are amazing brakes.

Overall, this is an amazing bike that feels great in the air, turns like it's on rails, and can be configured for both downhill and freeride.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 the demo has fast corner capabilites not to mention the confidence this frame gives you to do massive drops yet is very responsive for racing ! it allows you to have the best fun but still be serious enuff for out and out speed and direction this is one of my all time favourite bike frames !! shure its more common than some brands like yeti and intense but this frame has what it takes to be up there with the big guns !
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 it is so plush kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 i love this bike i have owned and ridden the demo 7 big hit and sx trail and enduro in the past and this bike ride amazingly well
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 i love this frame, although its not the lightest, it handles the bumps and jumps like the best of the best
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 best bike i have ever riden, sticks to the floor, rails corners, super plush on jumps, and so easy to throw around.
[Reply]
Login or Sign Up to write a review.
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Avg: 5 (10 votes)
Write a Review
Specialized Demo 8 Frame (MSRP $2200) — 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.

8.2-inch travel M5 manipulated frame features a cold-forged head tube, seat tube, bottom bracket shell, linkage points and center rib cage for off-the-charts durability. Adjustable geometry for situation-specific tuning.

Fox DHX 5.0 coil shock custom-tuned for the Demo 8's FSR telemetry. 15-click ProPedal damping, boost valve and bottom-out resistance give the Demo 8 responsiveness, no matter the terrain.

Angles are based on LOW BB Setting.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $2,200
Travel 208mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 5.0 coil 8.5x2.375", ProPedal and rebound adj., bottom out control, S:450, M:500, L:550
Seatpost Thomson straight w/ 12 degree clamp, 367mm

Dimensions

Size S M L
Frame Weight 11.66 lbs 11.66 lbs 11.66 lbs
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 64 ° 64 ° 64 °
Seattube Angle 75 ° 75 ° 75 °
Headtube Length 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Chainstay Length 421 mm 421 mm 421 mm
BB Height 368 mm 368 mm 368 mm
BB Width 73 mm 73 mm 73 mm
Seat Post Diameter 30.9 " 30.9 " 30.9 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 1.125 1.125
Top Tube Length 520 mm 540 mm 554 mm
WheelBase 1168 mm 1196 mm 1213 mm
Standover Height 754 mm 759 mm 769 mm

Where to buy?

Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.021473
Mobile Version of Website