Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy review

Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy review

The alloy version of the bike piloted to DH World Championships glory last year has impressed us in the past, but how does it stack up in the face of new competition? Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you How to get your suspension setup dialled Nukeproof Pulse Comp review Specialized’s striking asymmetric frame design makes it easier to remove the shock for servicing or to swap springs, but mostly it just looks cool. The unique thing here is the suspension. While the Demo uses Specialized’s proven ‘FSR’ Horst link rear end, it differs from its other bikes because the main pivot is concentric with (and houses) the bottom bracket. This means the frame’s centre of mass is lower and the chain’s effect on the suspension is reduced. The theory is that this gives a more supple action, but at the expense of pedalling efficiency. At ...

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