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Pro Bike Check: Brad Benedict's Specialized S-Works Demo 8 10

Brad Benedict with his Specialized S-Works Demo 8. Brad was a test rider during the carbon Demo's development so he has been on one since their beginnings. He brought the black beast to Vital MTB Moto day to make us jealous and run us through his setup. Enjoy the photos and specs and listen to the audio clip towards the bottom of the page.
Brad Benedict with his Specialized S-Works Demo 8. Brad was a test rider during the carbon Demo's development so he has been on one since their beginnings. He brought the black beast to Vital MTB Moto day to make us jealous and run us through his setup. Enjoy the photos and specs and listen to the audio clip towards the bottom of the page. SRAM X0 drivetrain. Custom stickers so he doesn't forget the Demo is his. Mitch Ropelato-modified rear cassette. 135mm rear end is stock on the S-Works Demo 8 frames. Bars cut down to about 740mm Purple grips for a splash of color. Thanks to RockShox, he won't forget that the fork is his, too. ...or the pedals, thanks to Specialized. Specialized Phenom saddle. A little splash of orange in the form of a rusty star nut bolt rounds out the color on this bad boy.
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Specialized S-Works Demo 8 Size Medium, murdered out with custom stickers so I remember the bike is mine.
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Coil R2C
Fork RockShox BoXXer World Cup Custom stickers help me remember that the fork is mine
Headset Cane Creek
Handlebar Truvativ Boobar 740mm wide, 30mm rise
Stem Truvativ Holzfeller Direct Mount 10mm riser blocks
Grips Specialized Lock-on Grape drink flavor
Brakes Avid X0 Trail
Brake Levers Avid X0 Trail
Shifters SRAM X0
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Short cage
Chainguide Truvativ X0
Cranks Truvativ X0 165mm
Chainrings / Sprocket Truvativ 36t
Bottom Bracket Truvativ PF30
Chain SRAM Model is irrelevant, changes every week
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM Custom Mitch Ropelato tuned cassette that is missing too many gears
Pedals Specialized Bennies
Front Rim Roval DH
Rear Rim Roval DH
Hubs DT Swiss
Front Tire Specialized Butcher DH 2.5-inch
Rear Tire Specialized Butcher DH 2.5-inch
Saddle Specialized Phenom
Seatpost Truvativ
General Info
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Downhill
Weight 36 lb 0 oz (16329 g)
Additional Info Black on black with a hint of red and Grape Drink grips for maximum flavor. <br><br><iframe height="65" src="http://p.vitalmtb.com/uploads/375/bradbike.html" width="560" frameborder="0"></iframe><br>
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