Prototype 2015 Specialized Demo?

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7/10/2014 2:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/1/2014 1:21 PM

Say hello to the new full carbon Demo! New suspension design with rearward axle path and concentric bottom bracket pivot point. Carbon chain stays + seat stays, with asymmetric seat tube wrapping around the Ohlins shock. Internal cable routing. Snapped a few days ago!





photo removed at request of photographer

photo removed at request of photographer

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7/10/2014 8:52 AM

woa that thing is crazy. concentric is a suprise

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7/10/2014 6:15 PM

whose bike is that? looks like a carbon version of this one from last year:





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7/11/2014 12:35 AM

Yup it's the same frame geometry and suspension setup as the earlier photos taken last year. They do all of the geometry and suspension development in alloy. Once the carbon molds are produced they are usually very close to production.

This is the first image that shows Demo markings - there was no confirmation that the earlier photos were of a Demo.

It looks like there is green paint around the Ohlins shock and near one of the pivot points. This may in fact be a full production frame with factory paint, obfuscated with a black coating or laminate (notice the ripples near the demo logo in the second pic).

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7/11/2014 10:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2014 10:45 AM

I'm surprised no one mentioned the cracked back rim. Big crack towards the bottom in the first picture.

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7/13/2014 11:02 AM

that sir, is a dent.


yo give some credit to the KGB spies that brought you guys these mystery photos haha

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7/14/2014 12:59 PM

In the 4th shot, looking from the rear of the bike it appears that the seat tube is only supported from the right side. There's obviously something about the structure around the shock that they're trying to keep hidden in the prototype.

I'm surprised to see them get away from the rear shock yolk, it was very effective at making the bike extra plush in the first part of the travel. Curious to see what the final production model will look like. This would be the first major rework of the Demo in a number of years!

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7/18/2014 1:42 AM

Higher res photo with much clearer text (click to view full size):

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7/19/2014 9:32 PM

i wish this pick was bigger



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7/20/2014 1:04 AM

OCsponger587 wrote:

i wish this pick was bigger



So we could see the bigger wheels on that v10?

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7/20/2014 9:16 AM

Snoop-doggy-snoop-snoop has been snoopin' round and he gone dug up moar spy shots of the new 27.5 V10:



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7/21/2014 2:23 AM

Hmmm... judging from the pics from the Specialized Dealer Launch that happened last week in Morgan Hill, the bike from the OP is not there. Only the "current" frame design.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/07/20/photo-gallery-more-2015-specialized-mountain-bikes-one-more-road-tire/

Perhaps it wasn't shown in the pics, but I think it is not coming for Summer 2015...

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7/21/2014 12:09 PM

I think the 2015 Murder Demo wins.



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7/21/2014 12:14 PM

jasonvelocity wrote:

I think the 2015 Murder Demo wins.



Never mind, just noticed the Orange frame behind it!



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7/24/2014 10:48 AM

Any more pics or insight into the new V10?

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7/29/2014 2:21 AM

New pic of seeming finished marketing shot of the 650b Carbon Demo:


link to write-up over at Bike Rumor
http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/07/28/spy-shots-new-prototype-specialized-downhill-bikes-found-in-wild/

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7/29/2014 6:35 AM

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7/29/2014 6:49 AM

FTFY:

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7/29/2014 9:05 AM

satelliteau wrote:

Higher res photo with much clearer text (click to view full size):

Any idea what "FACT" means there? Faction? Factory? Something else?

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7/29/2014 9:10 AM

satelliteau wrote:

Higher res photo with much clearer text (click to view full size):

CombatMutt wrote:

Any idea what "FACT" means there? Faction? Factory? Something else?

Functional Advanced Composite Technology

http://www.specialized.com/bc/microsite/fact/fabrication.html
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7/29/2014 10:02 AM

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7/29/2014 10:19 AM

onenerdykid* wrote:

New pic of seeming finished marketing shot of the 650b Carbon Demo:


link to write-up over at Bike Rumor
http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/07/28/spy-shots-new-prototype-specialized-downhill-bikes-found-in-wild/

Same photo, but I adjusted the levels.



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7/29/2014 10:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2014 10:21 AM

Cropped overlay (50% opacity)

Depending on sag, it would appear the BB height is a bit higher.




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7/29/2014 10:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2014 11:16 AM

If you are not interested in the shock that comes with the bike, they give you enough space to install other options. I personally have the 2013 carbon Demo, and the shock I wanted to run would not fit.



Additionally, having an open side lets me keep the bike cleaner.

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7/29/2014 11:03 AM

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7/29/2014 11:13 AM

Just in case anyone was wondering what shoes the team was wearing, here you go!


Foot Out, Flat Out! First Look at Specialized's New 2FO Shoes

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7/29/2014 11:01 PM



The 2015 is a lot longer than the 2014 models... and no more small size. A mistake IMO:

- plenty of people buy carbon demos and ride tighter technical tracks / park
- large parts of the world have much shorter average rider heights
- women and juniors tend to go the smaller sizes

I was super pumped about getting the 2015 model. Not too sure about that now having seen the geometry =/

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7/30/2014 2:58 AM

satelliteau wrote:

Higher res photo with much clearer text (click to view full size):

CombatMutt wrote:

Any idea what "FACT" means there? Faction? Factory? Something else?

jasonvelocity wrote: Functional Advanced Composite Technology

http://www.specialized.com/bc/microsite/fact/fabrication.html

Hey, thanks!

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7/30/2014 3:05 AM

Uh, half that bike is missing........

I like the new rear end, it seems much cleaner.

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7/30/2014 12:27 PM

jasonvelocity wrote:

Cropped overlay (50% opacity)

Depending on sag, it would appear the BB height is a bit higher.




Well I'm guessing it might be because of the 650b wheels

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