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Introducing a Budget Oriented, Semi-Affordable Downhill Bike


The Good: Specialized race geometry with a weekend warrior's build.

The Bad: Inferior components.

Overall: The 2013 Specialized Demo 8 I is an incredible machine, the most fun I've had on a bike by far. The weakest link however were the components. Out of the box the Avid Elixir 5's required a bleed(rear brake was not even functional), Rockshox Boxxer required a rebuild, x7/x9 shifter/derailleur combo worked great. I think my biggest beef is with Sram and a blatant lack of QC, Specialized has produced a superb bike, the bike excels everywhere, from local jump and DH trails to a week spent in the Whistler bike park pounding laps down A-line and Original Sin, and finished off with 12 hours of riding at Trestle Bike Park for the Red Bull Final Descent with no problems. This bike KILLS it!!!! (I swapped out the Sram drivetrain with a Zee build(brakes and shifting))Five stars for the bike, 0 stars for Sram!!

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9/23/2013 11:09 AM

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Added a comment to bmag247's bike check 1/6/2013 10:00 AM

You have a super clean setup here, which mounting setup for your guide did you use, the e-thirteen bb or e type?

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