Specialized's S-Works Demo 8 is the culmination of years of tuning, tweaking, and downhill racing. Through feedback from World Cup DH racers, the incredibly stiff, responsive FACT 11m carbon frame is built to make sure the timing lights stay green. To lock you in the hot seat, its legendary FSR suspension partners with 650b wheels to smooth every trail, while delivering a low-center of gravity that's confident soaring through the air and skimming across techy tracks. No matter how gnar-filled the trail, the Boxxer Team fork and Öhlins rear shock deftly control the biggest, fastest hits. And with the Demo's single sided seat tube, rear shock adjustments, coil swaps, and overhauls are incredibly simple. For even more control, SRAM's Guide hydraulic discs and fat Specialized tires bite hard, while the burly Roval wheels take all the huge compressions and harsh landings that you can dish out. It wouldn't be called S-Works unless it was spec'd with the best. You'll find top-end SRAM X01 7-speed DH-specific gearing, ultra-thin Boomslang pedals, and a Gamut bashguard on board so you can find the top of the podium.
FACT 11m, S3 Geometry, carbon front triangle, full carbon link and rear end, FACT IS construction, BB30, full internal cable routing, 135mm dropouts, lipped and sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm of travel
RockShox BoXXer Team 650b, coil spring, S: Extra soft spring, M: Soft spring, L: Medium spring, XL: Firm spring, 200mm of travel, charger damper, compression adjust, rebound adjust, alloy steerer, 48mm offset, Maxle Lite DH
Custom Öhlins TTX, Twin-Tube desgin, high and low-speed compression adjust, rebound adjust, 9.5x3"