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Ken Block (yes, that Ken Block) just picked up a 2014 Specialized S-Works Demo downhill bike that we had to share. From the custom paint job and decals to the components, this thing looks dialed.


"Received a special delivery a few days ago - aka a Specialized delivery! So stoked on this fully custom painted S-Works Demo 8 downhill bike from Specialized. They took colors and elements from my previous liveries, and used them as inspiration for this wild paint job. Reminds me of 80's offshore powerboats (which I love, of course). So. Damn. Awesome.

Special thanks to Specialized Bicycles, Fox Racing Shox, Shimano, and E13 Components." -- Ken Block

ENVE M90 carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works carbon DH bar, direct mount stem, Sip lock-on grips, Henge saddle, Butcher tires, and Bennie pedals complete the build.


Some of Ken's old cars served as inspiration for the paint job, which was hand painted by the head of Specialized's design group, Alain Lanusse. The project was in the works for months and Specialized is already planning a new Demo for him as soon as they go into full production.

Check him out in action in these Ultimate Gymkhana videos:

We can't wait to see what he'll get up to on the new bike!

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