Downhill racing requires complete and utter faith in your equipment, and Specialized understands your desire to cherry pick and fine-tune every last component of your dream downhill rig. That's why they offer their legendary S-Works Demo 8 Alloy as a frameset. The stiff M5 aluminum frame provides stiffness, light overall weight, and strength. The 1.5-inch forged head tube enhances most of these qualities. The Demo 8's S3 Geometry and asymmetric frame design ensure plenty of frame access, a roomy top tube for added control, ultra-short, nimble chainstays, a low bottom bracket that keeps you feeling planted, and a slack front end that provides the utmost in responsive handling at speed.
The custom Öhlins rear shock delivers unparalleled DH performance. It offers high/low speed compression adjust that stands independent of the rebound adjust, enabling you to fine-tune the shock for the track at hand. It's 200mm of coil-sprung travel that stands without rival, and you won't find it anywhere else.