In Depth: The History, Technology and Testing of the 2013 Specialized S-Works Demo 8 Carbon
The Demo 8 Carbon is finally here. It's no secret that Specialized has been working on this project for a while, but the untold story is how it came be, how it was tested, and how it's made. This in depth, Vital exclusive feature covers all of those bases and more.
From the innovative FACT carbon construction, to the microdrive cassette, slightly modified geometry, Black Box fork coating, and proven FSR suspension technology, the S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Team Replica will leave you wanting to "get sick soon." A limited run of 250 replica bikes will be available this August at a price around $10,000.
Stay tuned for an upcoming Vital video with Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan, Curtis Keene, and Brad Benedict doing what they do best - shredding like there's no tomorrow.
Hungry for more? Visit the newly redesigned www.specialized.com for additional details about the 2013 Demo 8 Carbon.
Credit: Filmed by Brandon Turman and Root One; Photos by Sven Martin and Gary Perkin; Edit by Turman