17
Aug
2012

2013 Specialized Demo 8 Carbon Team Replica, Demo 8 I Carbon, Demo 8 II Aluminum, Demo 8 I Aluminum

8/17/2012 : sicklines

For 2013 Specialized is offering a variety of new carbon fiber bikes in their Demo lineup. A limited S-Works Team Replica model is going to be offered that gives riders a custom 7 speed micro-drive setup and a narrower rear end. If you don’t have the cash to splash on the Team Replica, there are numerous other options in the Demo lineup including the Demo 8 I carbon, framesets, and numerous aluminum options still.

The biggest news in the new Demo lineup is the inclusion of Specialized’s FACT Carbon Fiber into the front Demo triangle in select models. There are still full aluminum options available as well in the Demo range.  Much of the geometry remains unchanged and the 200mm travel Demo is one of the most popular bikes out there.

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FACT CARBON FRAMES

  • WHAT: Two all-new FACT carbon frames with DH Race geometry. The S-Works FACT 11m frame features the magnesium link, while the FACT 10m version shares the same geo and uses the alloy link.
  • WHY: Shaves over 530 grams (claimed) from the Demo frame, plus fine-tuned geometry adjustments for descending performance.
  • HOW: Through extensive testing and experimentation with frame construction methods we were able to combine the Demo’s World-Championship winning FSR suspension design with our FACT carbon construction techniques.

Demo 8 Team Replica S-Works Carbon Complete

Never before has there been an S-Works Demo before these carbon beauties were announced. Specialized included options that will make any downhill racer drool. They’ve adding a good mixture of lightening up the frameset with carbon fiber and introduced some technology to it as well that allows for more bottom bracket clearance by way of a micro-drive 7-speed drivetrain.

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S-Works comes to the Demo lineup

At the top of the food chain is the Team Replica S-Works Demo 8

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2013 - Specialized Demo 8 Team Replica

At an MSRP of $10,000 for the Team Replica S-Works model is not cheap in any way. Specialized limited production of the replica’s to 250 units. The Team Replica has a variety of things that set it apart from the rest of the 2013 Demo range, namely the custom 7speed microdrive setup, a slimmer rear end, and custom high-end parts across the board.

As the Demo 8 S-Works models are FACT 11, they get a magnesium link while the Fact 10 frames use an aluminum link

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Fact 11 frames uses a Magnesium Link

The Team Replica microdrive setup allowed Specialized to use a smaller chainring and bashguard in the front as the custom DT-Swiss 7 speed rear setup goes down to a 9t cog where traditional hubs are limited to 11t.

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Custom 7 Speed micro-drivetrain on a special 135mm DT Swiss hub

In addition to the smaller drivetrain footprint, they also implored the use of a 135mm rear end to give racers even more clearance in the back.  More heel clearance as well as additional clearance for slipping in-between rocks and other obstacles that you may encounter.

While we’re looking at the back of the bike still, the Demo range utilizes the Butcher tire.  Before Specialized began to develop these tires, it was an uncommon thing to expect performance out of any tire that didn’t have a Maxxis logo on it.  Specialized changed that when they took the time to develop these tires with Sam Hill.  The Hillbilly and Storm also are other awesome tires that has people on non-Specialized bikes buying this tires.  That says something.

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Demo 8 Replica uses a custom 135mm rear end for additional clearance

So what else do you get with the Team Replica model?

  • RockShox Vivid shock with features adjustable compression, preload, and high-and-low-speed rebound
  • RockShox Boxxer World Cup has 200mm of air-sprung travel,custom Gold Black stanchions
  • 45/50mm Renthal direct mount stem
  • Renthal Fat Bar is 780mm wide for maximum control for riding the steepest descents, just like the Monster boys
  • All-new Sip Grip, a lock-on, Aramid infused, half-waf? e MTB grip boosts durability, comfort and control
  • Custom Avid Code X0 World Cup brakes combine lightweight versatility of Avid’s X0 brake lever with the power of the Code downhill caliper
  • SRAM X0 9-speed rear derailleur works with a custom Shimano7-speed 9-20 cassette for lightweight downhill-speci?c performance
  • 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
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Renthal Stem and Bar combo

Geometry

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Demo 8 I Carbon Complete

If this premium offering isn’t your cup of tea, Specialized also offers a complete Demo 8 I Carbon model that doesn’t feature quite the same trim as the Replica nor the micro drivetrain.

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Demo 8 Carbon Complete

It also uses a more traditional 150mm rear wheelsetup as well. It also gets FACT carbon fiber but the 10m series means you get an aluminum link instead of the magnesium on in the 11m (S-Works).

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Demo 8 I Carbon Model uses a 150mm rear end

The remainder of the trim includes

  • FRAME FACT 10m front triangle, bonded alloy-insert BB and HT, 150mm spacing M5 rear triangle, compact race design,
  • ISCG 05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector, 200mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK Custom Fox VAN RC4, coil over w/piggy back, compression and rebound adj., 9.5×3”, S:350, M:400, L:450
  • FORK RockShox Boxxer RC, alloy steerer, external compression and rebound adj., 20mm Maxle DH thru-axle, S: extra-soft spring, M: soft spring, L: medium spring, 200mm travel
  • HEADSET 1-1/2” integrated for 1-1/8” steerer, cartridge bearings
  • STEM Specialized Direct Mount stem, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 4-bolt
  • HANDLEBARS Specialized Demo low-rise bar, 7050 alloy, 750mm wide, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
  • GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle aramid-infused, S: Regular, Others: XL thickness
  • FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir 5 R, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, HS-1 rotor, 200mm rotor
  • REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir 5 R, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, HS-1 rotor, 180mm rotor
  • BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc, tool-less reach adj.
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X9 Type 2, 10-speed, short cage
  • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminum trigger, w/MatchMaker clamp
  • CASSETTE Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-25
  • CHAIN KMC X10, nickel plate, reusable Missing Link
  • CRANKSET Custom SRAM Descendant PF30, 7050 alloy arms, with Gamut P-30 chain guide
  • BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30 DH, 83mm shell
  • PEDALS Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge, 4.5mm removable pins
  • RIMS Roval DH 26, alloy disc, 30mm wide w/eyelets, 32h
  • FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, sealed cartridge
  • bearing, 20mm thru-axle, 32h
  • REAR HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, 150mm, hollow 12mm Cr-Mo axle w/ RD guard, 32h
  • SPOKES DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 14g
  • FRONT TIRE Specialized Butcher DH, 60 TPI, wire bead, soft dual compound, 26×2.3”
  • REAR TIRE Specialized Butcher DH, 60 TPI, wire bead, soft dual compound, 26×2.3”
  • INNER TUBES Standard presta
  • SADDLE Specialized DH, 8mm hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • SEATPOST Specialized 6061 alloy, two bolt micro adjust, no offset, 30.9mm, 300mm
  • SEAT BINDER Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, 36.9mm, single bolt

Geometry

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Demo 8 S-Works Frameset Offerings

There are 3 color options available if you’re looking to pick up a carbon Demo 8 S-Works Frame.

Demo 8 S-Works Carbon : Troy Lee Designs

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TLD S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Frame

Demo 8 S-Works Carbon : Black and Black/Red (not pictured)

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Demo 8 Black

  • FRAME FACT 11m front triangle, bonded alloy-insert BB and HT, 150mm spacing M5 rear triangle, magnesium link, compact
  • race design, ISCG 05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector, 200mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK Cane Creek Double Barrel, coil over w/piggy back, high/low speed compression and high/low speed rebound adj., 9.5×3”, S:350, M:400, L:450
  • HEADSET 1-1/2” integrated for 1-1/8” steerer, cartridge bearings
  • BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30 to BSA 83mm adapter
  • SEATPOST Thomson alloy straight w/ 12-degree clamp, 367mm
  • SEAT BINDER Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, 36.9mm, single bolt
  • NOTES Protective clear coat, frame guard

If you’re after a Demo, but don’t have the cash or desire to go carbon fiber, Specialized still has you covered.

Demo 8 II (black / red)

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2013 Demo 8 II

• Manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame with Mag Link has 200mm of rear wheel travel; an oversized, forged head tube; rear derailleur protector, with suspension linkage engineered for the world’s toughest terrain
• 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 thruaxle
• Renthal Fat Bar is 780mm wide for maximum control for riding the steepest descents, just like the Monster boys
• All-new Sip Grip, a lock-on, Aramid infused, half-waf? e MTB grip boosts durability, comfort and control
• SRAM X0 Type II short cage derailleur and 10-speed 11-26t cassette provide lightweight and accurate shifting performance
• SRAM X0 DH crankset with carbon arms, 36T chainring, PF30BB, and Gamut bashguard is built with speed and durability in mind
• 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

Demo 8 I (black / green)

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Demo 8 I

• Manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame has 200mm of rear wheel travel; an oversized, alloy link, forged head tube; rear derailleur protector, with suspension linkage engineered for the world’s toughest terrain
• 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
• All-new Sip Grip, a lock-on, Aramid infused, half-waf? e MTB grip boosts durability, comfort and control
• Avid Elixir 5 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
• 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

In addition to the complete options, there are also two aluminum Demo 8 frame offerings

Last year Ryan Cleek showed me a custom Palmer inspired paint setup that he had done. It looks like that carried over for 2012 to the consumer level.

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A custom 2012 Demo 8 Frame

Demo 8 Frame Details

FRAME M5 manipulated alloy, 150mm rear spacing, compact race design, 1-1/2” forged HT, magnesium link, ISCG 05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector, 200mm travel
REAR SHOCK Cane Creek Double Barrel, coil over w/piggy back, high/low speed compression and high/low speed rebound adj., 9.5×3”, XS: 300, S:350, M:400, L:450
HEADSET 1-1/2” integrated for 1-1/8” steerer, cartridge bearings
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30 to BSA 83mm adapter
SEATPOST Thomson alloy straight w/ 12-degree clamp, 367mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, 34.9mm, single bolt

Demo 8 (blue / white / red)

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Demo 8 Frame Blue / White / Red

Demo 8 (black anodized)

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Demo 8 Black Ano

2013 Demo Pricing and Availability

S-Works Demo FSR Carbon Team Replica $10,000.00 October
S-Works Demo FSR Carbon Frame $4,000.00 September
Demo 8 FSR I Carbon $6,600.00 September
Demo 8 FSR II $6,600.00 September
Demo 8 FSR I $4,400.00 September
Demo 8 FSR Frame $2,750.00 August

If you’re looking to learn about the 2013 Specialized Status models, check out our post on those bikes.


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