RockShox Boxxer World Cup fork gives a big hint at where this bike is heading, with the same chassis that Specialized - Monster Energy riders Sam Hill and Brendan Fairlclough rely upon.
Fox DHX RC4 rear shock provides a combination of externally adjustable high and low-speed compression, and bottom out control for high speed bump mastery
Uber-light, 200mm-travel RockShox BoXXer World Cup DH dual-crown fork offers complete adjustability with high/low-speed compression and beginning/ending stroke rebound; Solo Air cartridge allows simultaneous negative/positive air spring tuning
DT Swiss rims and spokes, paired with Specialized Hi Lo disc hubs with 20mm front thru-axle, create a reliable, fast, and super strong wheelset that easily handles the biggest hits
Custom SRAM Descendant 36t crankset with alloy arms and Gamut bash guard is tough enough for the most bomber descents
Custom Avid Code X.0 hydraulic disc brakes for lightweight precision, modulation and power, plus carbon levers with tool-less reach and pad contact adjustment
SRAM 9-speed 12-26t cassette for smooth shifting through those quick terrain changes
a Cross Country Rider
from Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA
Date Reviewed: September 2, 2011
Strengths: bombproof, super light, sweet boxxer shock, easy to throw around in the air, responsive
the bike is frikkin ridiculous! 37 pound DH rig that you can still ride as a Freeride is ya really want to? I went from a flatline 2 tank at 47 pounds and riding it i feel like i got liposuction. this thing is amazing and fun. cant wait to beat it up at Winter park this weekend! stupid ridiculous fun bike. My days of spandex and clipless are almost over methinks. I tried several different bikes and nothing compares
Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006
Strengths: Accessability, ease of maintenance. Geometry. Response/Set-up options. Components.
Weaknesses: Fox rear shock incompatibility. Not sure whether tis is an imperial to metric problem, but is easily solved.
I finally took the plunge having persued the Demo for a few years. Nearly fainted at the bank when the cash was put in my hand. Nearly threw up when i rested the bike against my sofa and began to wonder what else i or someone in need, could have done with the money.We have had a checkered start, mainly to do with the service from the shop where i bought her. I now sleep with her and we are due to marry in October. She helps me realise my dreams as age chases me to break them in two.
Just like the title says Im finally gonna bite the bullet on a long travel bike for freeride and DH. Im looking to drop and jump, and strut my stuff (aka crash trying trying to throw down tricks hahaha)
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I'm trying to install a 10 speed, short cage, X9 mech on my 2012 Demo 8 and can't get the top jockey wheel to align with the largest cog on the cassette, as per SRAM instructions. Despite adjusting the mech screw the top jockey wheel stops 1-2mm short of being directly under the large cog. The casse ... Read More »
I was stoked to get the frame in yesterday, I started building it up last night, and finished the build to make it ride-able for the coming week. I am still waiting on a few parts to freshen it up to come in on monday, such as 2012 fox 40 stantions and seal kit, new saddle, new brake lines, and avid ... Read More »
I picked up a Demo 8 II the other day and while cleaning it, a near complete dis-assembly, I noticed the rear wheel is sitting closer to one side of the chain stay than the other. There is no evidence of a hard hit that would bend the rear triangle, just some normal small scratches here and there. I ... Read More »