Delivering the confidence to tackle insane rock gardens, gnarly ruts and roots, crazy drops and uncomfortably high speeds, the Specialized Demo 8 Carbon 27.5 Mountain Bike 2018 is the perfect downhill racer. When it comes to the stiffness, light weight, and strength required for downhill, you just can't beat a carbon fibre frame construction. That's why you'll find top of the line FACT 10m carbon fibre in the frame construction of the Demo 8 I Carbon. It's also been built off of the S3 650b geometry, ensuring a roomy top tube for added control, ultra-short, nimble chainstays, a low bottom bracket that keeps you feeling planted, and a slack front end that provides the utmost in responsive handling at speed. For suspension, the 2018 Specialized Demo 8 features 200mm up front via a RockShox BoXXer RC 650b and 200mm of travel at the rear controlled by the revolutionary Öhlins rear shock. Together, the combo ensures that you'll be able to rocket over any terrain with confidence. And when you add in a build kit consisting of SRAM's powerful Guide R brakes, a durable one-by SRAM drivetrain, and our legendary Butcher & Slaughter DH tires, you start get the picture of why the Demo 8 has won so many races. Specialized Demo 8 Carbon 2018 Features The frame features a full FACT 10m carbon fibre construction for low weight and heightened levels of strength and stiffness, which is amplified by its asymmetrical frame design that still leaves plenty of access. This has also been paired with the proven S3 Geometry that increases maneuverability and responsiveness, while the 200mm of travel at the rear makes the Demo capable of taking on the biggest of hits in its stride. RockShox BoXXer RC 650b fork is purposefully designed for the most demanding terrain on earth. With 200mm of travel, Motion Control IS damping for maximum efficiency, and Power Bulge reinforced lower legs that allow oversized bushings for incredible stiffness, it'll leave you with nothing but confidence. The clutched SRAM GX rear derailleur all but eliminates dropped chains, so you're able to rail through rock garens while still being able to sprint out of them.