2014 Specialized Demo 8 S-Works – New Ohlins TTX Shock

Demo 8 S-Works

For 2014, Specialized has partnered with Ohlins to deliver a new TTX shock to their high-end Demo platform. Check it out inside.

Watch the video below for an overview of the 2014 Demo with Sam Bendict

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At the top of the food chain is the S-Works Demo 8. Featuring a carbon front triangle and the Ohlins TTX rear shock. Ohlins partnered with Specialized exclusively to offer the TTX shock on select Demo 8 completes (Demo 8 S-Works and Demo 8 II (aluminum)) as well as Demo 8 framesets.  Cable routing has also been revised and will run along the top tube of the 2014 Demo 8′s that you can see below.

Demo 8 S-Works

The new Ohlins TTX shock uses their twin tube design and has external low speed compression, high speed compression, and low speed rebound adjustment.  The front shock mount utilizes a spherical bearing to help allow the shock to perform in extreme situations as the shock loads and unloads to compensate for shaft binding that can occur.

Ohlins TTX shock

Specialized and Ohlins partnered to deliver this shock specifically for the Demo 8.  Their goal was to provide a stellar shock on the Demo 8 that allowed riders to quickly get the correct settings so the adjustment range is specifically tuned for the Demo 8. The blue dial (Low Speed Compession) and has 16 clicks.  The black high Speed Compression knob has 3 clicks.  The rebound knob (7 clicks) is easily accessible from the drive-side of the bike. If you’ve got a 2012-2014 Demo 8, you also have the ability to purchase this Ohlins shock for your bike at a Specialized dealer.

Ohlins TTX 22M

Custom 7spd cassette

The Demo 8 S-Works has a custom 7 speed drivetrain setup that is pretty trick.  It allows riders to run a much smaller 32t chainring (more ground clearance) since the 7 speed cassette has a custom range of 9t-20t range.  The micro drive setup also trickles over to the aluminum Demo 8 II model.  This includes a 135mm rear wheel spaced bike that gives riders more clearance as well in comparison to 150mm wheel’d bikes.

Cockpit

Details:

  • S-Works Demo 8 FACT 11m carbon frame features 200mm of rear wheel travel, mag link, 135mm rear end, downtube protector, and suspension engineered for the world’s toughest terrain
  • In a groundbreaking partnership, Specialized and O?hlins suspension have teamed up to develop the best performing bike and shock combination. The TTX22M shock uses O?hlins patented twin-tube design to separate compression from rebound
  • RockShox Boxxer World Cup has 200mm of air-sprung travel and features extreme tuning capabilities with high and low-speed compression and rebound adjustments, plus a 20mm Maxle thru-axle
  • All-new Renthal 780mm carbon DH bar is light and strong, just like the Demo 8
  • SRAM X0 9-speed rear derailleur works with a custom Shimano 7-speed 9-20 cassette for lightweight downhill- specific performance
  • Custom SRAM X0 DH crankset with carbon arms, 32T chainring, PF30BB, and e13 bash guard for extra clearance, lightweight durability, and chain retention
  • Specialized Butcher DH 26×2.5″ soft dual compound tires offer great traction with Monster Team approved tread, and a bombproof casing

Specifications:

  • Frame: FACT 11m front triangle, bonded alloy-insert BB and headtube, 135mm spacing M5 rear triangle, magnesium link, compact race design, ISCG ’05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector, 200mm travel
  • Shock: Custom O?hlins TTX22M, coil over w/ piggy back, spherical bearing mount, high/low speed comp, reb adj., 9.5×30″, S: 76x434lb, M: 84x479lb, L: 92x525lb
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer World Cup, Mission Control damper, Solo Air spring, alloy steerer, comp and reb adj. w/ bottom out control, 20mm Maxle DH thru-axle, 200mm travel
  • Stem: Specialized Direct Mount, 6061 alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar: Renthal DH, low-rise, carbon, 780mm wide, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Grips: Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle aramid-infused, S/M: regular, L: XL thickness
  • Front Brake: Custom Avid Code X0 World Cup, hydraulic disc, Code caliper, organic pad, stainless hardware, 200mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Custom Avid Code X0 World Cup, hydraulic disc, Code caliper, organic pad, stainless hardware, 180mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Custom Avid Code X0 World Cup, hydraulic disc, X0 lever, tool- less reach
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0, 9-speed, short cage
  • Rear Shifter: SRAM X0, 9-speed, carbon/aluminum trigger, w/ MatchMaker clamp
  • Cassette: Shimano HG-70 Capreo, 7-speed, Micro 9-20
  • Chain: KMC X9 SL, nickel plate, reusable Missing Link
  • Crankset: SRAM X0 DH, carbon arms, micro-single 32T ring, PF30 spindle, 165mm, E.13 SRS chainguide
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30 DH, 83mm shell
  • Pedals: Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge, 4.5mm removable pins
  • Wheels: Roval DH 26, alloy disc, 30mm wide w/eyelets, 32h
  • Front Hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 20mm thru- axle, 32h
  • Rear Hub: Custom DT Swiss, Capreo compatible, Star Ratchet, 135mm, 32h
  • Spokes: DT Competition Stainless, 3X front/rear 20
  • Front Tire: Specialized Butcher DH, 26×2.5″, wire bead, soft dual- compound, 60 TPI
  • Rear Tire: Specialized Butcher DH, 26×2.5″, wire bead, soft dual- compound, 60 TPI
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seat Post: Thomson alloy straight w/ 12-degree clamp, 367mm
  • Seat Post Collar: Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, single bolt, 36.9mm

Geometry:

If you’re only looking for a frameset, there is the Demo 8 S-Works frameset with the Ohlins rear shock.

Demo 8 S-Works Frame

S-Works Demo 8 framesets include:

  • Frame: FACT 11m front triangle, bonded alloy-insert BB and headtube, 150mm spacing M5 rear triangle, magnesium link, compact race design, ISCG ’05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector, 200mm travel
  • Shock: Custom O?hlins TTX22M, coil over w/ piggy back, spherical bearing mount, high/low speed comp, reb adj., 9.5×30″, S: 76x434lb, M: 84x479lb, L: 92x525lb
  • Headset: 1-1/2″ integrated for 1-1/8″ steerer, cartridge bearings
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30 to BSA 83mm adapter
  • Seat Post: Thomson alloy straight w/ 12-degree clamp, 367mm
  • Seat Post Collar: Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, single bolt, 36.9mm

Demo 8 S-Works Frameset (Carbon Silver)

Pricing:

  • S-Works Demo 8 FSR Carbon $8,500
  • S-Works Demo 8 FSR Carbon Frame $3,500

You can see more pictures of the 2014 Specialized Demo’s in our gallery.

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