2012 Specialized Demo Offerings: Demo 8 I II Complete & TLD Frameset

For 2012, the Specialized Demo has a lot to offer gravity enthused riders. Check inside for details on the 2012 Demo and lots of pictures of all the color offerings.

Video: 2012 Specialized / Monster Demo 8 highlight reel

At the top of the 2012 Specialized gravity food chain is the Demo 8 II. Key highlights to the Demo 8 II include a Cane Creek Double Barrel shock and a RockShox World Cup fork as well as a variety of other top end components. We spent some time aboard the Demo 8 II and the Double Barrel inclusion this year is something we’re a big fan of.

We’ve been updating our [review on the 2012 Demo 8 II] that you can read about here for more information.

The video below also covers some basics on the 2011 Demo that carry over to the 2012 as well that is worth watching.

2012 Specialized Demo 8 II Renthal Fatbar (click to see more)

  • Manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame with Mag Link. An oversized, forged 1.5″ head tube
  • Cane Creek Double Barrel coil shock provides a downhiller’s dream of externally adjustable high-and-low-speed rebound and compression settings for maximum control over challenging terrain
  • RockShox Boxxer World Cup has 200mm of air-sprung travel, and features extreme tuning capabilities with high-and-low-speed compression and rebound adjustments, and a 20mm Maxle thru-axle
  • New Roval DH rims are 30mm wide, laced with DT Swiss spokes to Specialized hubs with a 20mm front thru-axle and 150x12mm rear thru-axle hub creates a reliable, and super strong wheelset that easily handles the biggest hits
  • Specialized Butcher DH 26 x 2.3″ soft dual compound front and rear tires offer great traction with Monster Team approved tread, and a bombproof casing
  • SRAM X0 DH crankset with carbon arms, 36T chainring and Gamut bashguard is built with speed and durability in mind.  PF30 Bottom Bracket.
  • Renthal Fat Bar is 780mm wide
  • Custom Avid Code X0 hydraulic disc brakes for lightweight precision, modulation and power, plus carbon levers with tool-less reach
  • SRAM X0 DH short cage derailleur and 10-speed 11-26t cassette
  • MSRP: 6600 USD

2012 Specialized Demo 8 II Renthal Fatbar (click to see more)

Available as a frameset, the Demo 8 is availabe in a Gloss Flo Red/Yellow/Black.

2012 Specialized Demo 8 Frameset Gloss Moto flo red yellow black (click to see more)

Specialized is also offering a limited (250) TLD colaboration frameset that is certainly eye catching.

2012 Specialized Demo 8 TLD Frameset (click to see more)

If you’re after the Demo 8 I, it offers a lot of bang for your buck. It is available in a Gloss Moto Green/Black/White for 2012.

  • Custom-tuned Fox Van RC coil shock is designed for high-speed downhill terrain, and features easily adjustable rebound, compression and preload
  • RockShox Boxxer RC offers 200mm of travel with externally adjustable compression and rebound, and a 20mm Maxle thru-axle
  • New Roval DH rims are 30mm wide, laced with DT Swiss spokes to Specialized hubs with a 20mm front thru-axle and 150x12mm rear thru-axle hub creates a reliable, and super strong wheelset that easily handles the biggest hits
  • Specialized Butcher DH 26 x 2.3″ soft dual compound front and rear tires offer great traction with Monster Team approved tread, and a bombproof casing
  • Custom Truvativ Descendant crankset with alloy arms, 36T chainring and Gamut bashguard is built for speed and chain retention
  • Custom Avid Elixir 7 hydraulic disc brakes with tool-less reach adjustment, metallic pads and 200mm front and 180mm rear rotors keep speed in check on the most demanding descents
  • MSRP 4400 USD

2012 Specialized Demo 8 I Gloss Moto Green/Black/White 2012 (click to see more)

If  full on DH gravity riding isn’t your thing, Specialized also has numerous other models that might peek your interest as well like the Enduro Evo, Stumpjumper Evo with Autosag, and many other models.  Visit Specialized.com to see the full range.

Be sure to visit our 2011 Interbike category for more Interbike coverage.

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