What the hell's that supposed to mean?!? Ever ride either, or are you just throwing your assumption out there? Or do you secretly want one of each to cover something up? Don't ask, don't tell....that's what I say, and even the military adopted that one....jazzy jibber said:Big hits are the most homosexual bike on the planet next to a banshee.
seriously, learn to spell. Big hits are awesome, they are inexpensive and are very durable and well designed. Besides, Demo bikes have swingers. Swingers are horrible. The only draw back of the Big Hit is the assymetrical rear end. Every wheel needs to be redished .BigBadHucker said:Plus i got my 2 way 36.45 lbs with deemaxs
nice... it just mystifies me why the two are being compared when there is such a large price difference.j6105 said:I have owned a big hit with super T (04 all) for over a year. 3 months ago I got a demo 8.
VERY large Difference. Night and Day to me.
Benefits of Demo:
-Stronger(yes I have seen 2 broken big hits.)
-Faster!!(26" rear wheel[huge difference, don't let people lie about this], longer wheelbase for lots more stability at speed and in air, lower CG== faster turning)
-Stiffer(Way more rigidity means back end is very controllable and can rail corners)
-Lighter(Yup this only applies to a demo 8. The bighit had lots of extra aluminum)
-Plusher(More travel, Longer shock stroke per travel and rigidity means intiates faster, moves easier)
-Little More Ergonomic (Lower standover, lower CG)
-Better Finish(The coating lets mud just drop off and takes more abuse [no shattering])
- PEDALING (Night and Day. Geometry lets you manual EZ and get on the pedal point)
Drawbacks:-Demo 9 is a pig, but bombproof.
-Expensive, but worth it
-Lots of linkages == high performance. but also means every year, new bearings.
-Hard to adjust shock (Demo tool nearly makes up for this, it is soooo sick).
-Unlike bighit, can't change travel, although not that big a deal because bighit only changes an inch (demo can change geometry).
Don't get me wrong, the bighit is an excellent bike for huckers/freeriders/cash strapped, but it can't do DH race unless it is a hucking course. I loved the bighit but once I rode the demo for a week, I can't lie. The demo is much different and takes a while to get used to. I love my demo.
The major drawback of the 24 that most people I've talked too say it's because 24's are slower overall than a 26. However, that can be managed to some degree, by running a larger chainring than others. Most racers I know tend to run a 38 or 40t, so I run a 42 which effectively gives me similiar gearing to a 40t due to the offset wheel size.Lucky13 said:Yes, for some fun. I don't see much of a drawback in 24" rear. It allows me to slide over the back more and just plow through ****.