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Specialized 2014 Roubaix SL4 Comp – Compact – $3169.99

Roubaix SL4 Comp

Looking to ride their way to a new level of fitness, ability, and endurance, these enthusiast road riders participate in weekend club rides, Gran Fondos, and occasional races, where they can compete to improve their personal best. Wanting a high-performance bike that’s both stable and efficient, Roubaix riders value ride quality and progressive technology above all.

FEATURES

Smoother is faster. The more comfortable and less fatigued you are at the end of a 4 hour ride, the stronger you’ll be. Like shocks on a race car, the Zertz vibration damping inserts on the Roubaix SL4 help absorb road impact and keep power planted firmly on the road – couple that with a FACT carbon 8r frame and it’s still plenty stiff to thrash around in a sprint. Just ask four time Paris-Roubaix champion Tom Boonen

  • FACT 8r carbon frame with Endurance Road Geometry, Zertz and tapered headtube; paired with a full carbon monocoque fork for the perfect blend of stiffness, compliance and light weight
  • Espoir Elite 25c tires with BlackBelt puncture protection allow for a smooth, fast, and confident ride
  • Specialized Roubaix Tape w/ 2.5 gel pads makes for an incredibly comfortable front-end, on any terrain, for any length of ride
  • New Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical drivetrain delivers light-action, precision shifting in a lightweight system, creating one of the finer parts kits available
  • Romin Comp Gel saddle, with hollow Cr-Mo rails, delivers the same ergonomically designed, scientifically-proven Body Geometry features that allow riders to deliver power in high-performance positions

 

SPECS

FRAME: Specialized SL4 FACT 8r carbon, FACT construction,1-1/8″ to 1-3/8″ headtube, compact race design, Zertz, internal rear brake cable, OSBB
FORK: Specialized Roubaix FACT carbon full monocoque, Zertz
HEADSET: 1-1/8″ upper and 1-3/8″ lower, Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, 20mm cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers
STEM: Specialized Expert Pro-Set, 3D forged aluminum, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS: Specialized Comp Shallow Bend, alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm reach
TAPE: Specialized Roubaix, w/ 2.5 gel pads
FRONT BRAKE: AXIS 2.0
REAR BRAKE: AXIS 2.0
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra, braze-on, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, long-cage
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra STI, 11-speed
CASSETTE: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32
CHAIN: KMC X11L
CRANKSET: FSA Gossamer Pro, BB30
CHAINRINGS: 50/34
BOTTOM BRACKET: OS integrated, sealed bearings
PEDALS: Nylon flat test ride, loose ball, w/ reflectors
FRONT WHEEL: Fulcrum S5
REAR WHEEL: Fulcrum S5
FRONT TIRE: Specialized Espoir Elite, 60TPI, foldable aramid bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
REAR TIRE: Specialized Espoir Elite, 60TPI, foldable aramid bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
INNER TUBES: Standard presta valve
SADDLE: Body Geometry Romin Comp Gel, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST: Specialized Comp, carbon, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER: Forged alloy, 32.6mm
GEOMETRY

* *Not all sizes available in all markets

Size 490.0 520.0 540.0 560.0 580.0 610.0
Seat-Tube Length, B-B Center to Top 455mm 475mm 495mm 515mm 540mm 565mm
Top-Tube Length, Horizontal 518mm 537mm 548mm 565mm 582mm 600mm
B-B Drop 73mm 73mm 71.5mm 71.5mm 70mm 70mm
Chain-Stay Length 412mm 412mm 415mm 415mm 418mm 420mm
Seat-Tube Angle 75.5° 74° 73.5° 73.25° 73° 72.5°
Head-Tube Angle 72° 72° 72° 72.5° 72.5° 73°
Fork Rake 49mm 49mm 49mm 49mm 49mm 49mm
Trail 59mm 59mm 59mm 56mm 56mm 53mm
Front-Center 582mm 589mm 596mm 606mm 621mm 628mm
Wheelbase 983mm 990mm 1000mm 1011mm 1029mm 1039mm
Stand-Over Height 730mm 756mm 776mm 798mm 829mm 851mm
Head-Tube Length 125mm 145mm 165mm 190mm 225mm 245mm
Handle-Bar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
Stem Length 75mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Seat-Post Length 300mm 300mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Reach 378mm 379mm 380mm 387mm 392mm 398mm
Stack 528mm 547mm 564mm 590mm 622mm 643mm
This geo set applies to the following 2013 bike models: 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

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Specialized 2014 Demo 8 1 – $4439.99

Demo 8 1

Good luck finding a better high-performance downhill bike than this value-packed rig. With 200mm of front and rear travel, a custom Fox Van RC shock, and a RockShox Boxxer RC fork, this machine is one well-thought-out downhill setup.

 

FEATURES

  • Manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame has 200mm of rear wheel travel; an oversized, alloy link, forged head tube; rear derailleur protector, with suspension linkage engineered for the world’s toughest terrain
  • Custom-tuned FOX VAN RC coil shock is designed for high-speed downhill terrain, and features easily adjustable rebound, compression and preload
  • RockShox Boxxer RC offers 200mm of travel with externally adjustable compression and rebound and a 20mm Maxle thru-axle
  • Roval DH rims are 30mm wide, laced with DT Swiss spokes to Specialized hubs with a 20mm front thru-axle and 150x12mm rear thru-axle hub creates a reliable, super strong wheelset that easily handles the biggest hits
  • Specialized Butcher DH 26×2.5″ soft dual compound front and rear tires offer great traction with Specialized DH Factory Team approved tread, and a bombproof casing
  • Alloy Bennie DH race pedal features a low profile for clearance, sealed cartridge bearings and removable 4.5mm grub pins
  • Specialized DH low-rise handlebar is 780mm wide and ideal for navigating technical terrain

 

SPECS

FRAME: M5 manipulated alloy, 1.5″ forged headtube, 150mm rear spacing, compact race design, ISCG ’05 mount, cartridge bearing rear shock mount, rear derailleur protector, 200mm travel
REAR SHOCK: Custom FOX VAN RC, coil over w/ piggy back, compression and reb adj., 9.5×3″, XS: 300, S: 350, M: 400, L: 450
FORK: RockShox Boxxer RC, alloy steerer, compression and rebound adj., 20mm Maxle DH thru-axle, XS/S: extra-soft spring, M: soft spring, L: medium spring, 200mm travel
HEADSET: 1-1/2″ integrated for 1-1/8″ steerer, cartridge bearings
STEM: Specialized Direct Mount, 6061 alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS: Specialized Demo, low-rise, 7050 alloy, 780mm wide, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS: Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle aramid-infused, S/M: regular, Others: XL thickness
FRONT BRAKE: Custom Avid Elixir 7 Trail, 4-piston caliper, steel backed metallic pad, 200mm rotor
REAR BRAKE: Custom Avid Elixir 7 Trail, 4-piston caliper, steel backed metallic pad, 180mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS: Custom Avid Elixir 7 Trail, hydraulic disc, tool-less reach adj.
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM X9 Type 2, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERS: SRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminum trigger, w/ MatchMaker clamp
CASSETTE: Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-25
CHAIN: SRAM PC 1031, 10-speed, PowerLink
CRANKSET: Custom SRAM Descendant, PF30 spindle, 7050 alloy arms, w/ Gamut P-30 chain guide
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM PF30 DH, 83mm shell
PEDALS: Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge, 4.5mm removable pins
RIMS: Roval DH 26, alloy disc, 30mm wide w/eyelets, 32h
FRONT HUB: Specialized Hi Lo disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 20mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB: Specialized Hi Lo disc, 150mm, hollow 12mm Cr-Mo axle w/ RD guard, 32h
SPOKES: DT Industry Stainless, 3X front/rear 2.0
FRONT TIRE: Specialized Butcher DH, 26×2.5″, wire bead, soft dual-compound, 60 TPI
REAR TIRE: Specialized Butcher DH, 26×2.5″, wire bead, soft dual-compound, 60 TPI
INNER TUBES: Standard presta valve
SADDLE: Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST: Specialized 6061 alloy, 2-bolt micro-adjust, no offset, 30.9mm, 300mm
SEAT BINDER: Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, single bolt, 34.9mm

 

GEOMETRY

Size XS S M L
Seat Tube Length – Center to Top 394mm 394mm 419mm 458mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 540mm 560mm 580mm 597mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 485mm 504mm 517mm 530mm
Chainstay Length 421mm 421mm 421mm 421mm
Bottom Bracket Height – Low Setting 343mm 343mm 343mm 343mm
Bottom Bracket Height – High Setting 353mm 353mm 353mm 353mm
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) – Low Setting 62° 62° 62° 62°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) – High Setting 62.8° 62.8° 62.8° 62.8°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) – Low Setting 76° 76° 76° 76°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) – High Setting 76.8° 76.8° 76.8° 76.8°
Head Tube Angle – Low Setting 64° 64° 64° 64°
Head Tube Angle – High Setting 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8°
Wheel Base 1151mm 1171mm 1191mm 1208mm
Standover Height 717mm 717mm 722mm 731mm
Head Tube Height 112mm 112mm 112mm 112mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Stem Length 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
Crank Length 165mm 165mm 165mm 165mm
Seatpost Length 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm
Stack 593mm 593mm 593mm 593mm
Reach 390mm 410mm 430mm 447mm
Ground-Top 936mm 936mm 936mm 936mm
This geo set applies to the following 2013 bike models: 0 0 0 0

 

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NSMB.com Team Rider Mark Matthews Rides the Whistler Bike Park

June 4, 2013

Check out NSMB.com team rider Mark Mathews shredding his Specialized Demo 8 in some early season conditions at the Whistler Bike Park. If you didn’t know, the park is now open and is running as good as ever. Check out this video to see where the progression of freeride mountain biking is going.

 

2013 Specialized Demo 8 I DH Carbon

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May 18, 2013

Details and specs on the carbon beauty taken from NSMB.com. Words and photos by Morgan Taylor for NSMB.com.

The carbon Demo does what it’s told. You want to turn, it turns. Jump? Yes. Rally the chunky stuff? Yup. Dance, monkey. The Demo’s ability to track trail and pump through bumpy sections gaining speed is immediately evident, and makes for a playful on-trail feel. While I recently lamented the death of the freeride bike, the Demo fits the bill as long as it’s pointed downhill – and that is the point of a modern downhill bike, right?

Getting to know the Demo followed a quick learning curve and we have gotten along very well since. While at first the cockpit felt short, this boiled down to a bar-stem spec as the carbon Demo’s measurements line up with its trusted aluminum predecessor. Our test bike is Specialized’s Demo 8 I Carbon, the less expensive of two carbon completes – leaving some questions on the spec side at the price point no doubt, but coming out a solid performer. Click the first photo and advance through…

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The carbon front triangle is the clearly the standout of this build. The 2013 Demo 8 I’s spec list doesn’t stand out as particularly high end, but it still represents a solid out-of-the-box package.

The smooth carbon frame and modest spec make the Demo 8 I a bike that those with upgrade-itis would choose.

The smooth carbon frame and modest spec make the Demo 8 I a bike that those with upgrade-itis would choose.

Up front, a coil sprung RockShox Boxxer RC with rebound and compression adjustment.

Up front, a coil sprung RockShox Boxxer RC with rebound and compression adjustment.

The business end of the Demo and some details on the carbon.

The business end of the Demo and some details on the carbon.

A Fox DHX RC4 shock leaves nothing to be desired out back. Smart cable routing along the shock’s piggyback.

A Fox DHX RC4 shock leaves nothing to be desired out back. Smart cable routing along the shock’s piggyback.

A 750mm bar is a curious spec for a downhill bike, and paired with a 45mm stem the large Demo felt small out of the box. For smaller riders this may not be an issue, as bar and stem are personal preference within a certain range. Specialized’s Sip grips are a half-waffle design with only one clamp, great for riders who like to hang a finger off the end of the bar.

A 750mm bar is a curious spec for a downhill bike, and paired with a 45mm stem the large Demo felt small out of the box. For smaller riders this may not be an issue, as bar and stem are personal preference within a certain range. Specialized’s Sip grips are a half-waffle design with only one clamp, great for riders who like to hang a finger off the end of the bar.

Avid Elixir 5 single piston brakes are another odd spec on a downhill bike, but this set has performed admirably. Sometimes a combination just works.

Avid Elixir 5 single piston brakes are another odd spec on a downhill bike, but this set has performed admirably. Sometimes a combination just works.

200/180mm rotors doing well. Specialized’s HiLo cartridge hub and the Avid HS1 rotor.

200/180mm rotors doing well. Specialized’s HiLo cartridge hub and the Avid HS1 rotor.

The Roval DH wheelset sits at 30mm wide, wrapped in 2.3? Butcher DH rubber providing confidence-inspiring traction.

The Roval DH wheelset sits at 30mm wide, wrapped in 2.3? Butcher DH rubber providing confidence-inspiring traction.

X9 clutch out back going to a not-so-flashy but surprisingly light Descendant crankset. The Gamut P30 guide is quiet and keeps the chain on.

X9 clutch out back going to a not-so-flashy but surprisingly light Descendant crankset. The Gamut P30 guide is quiet and keeps the chain on.

On the underside of the Demo’s downtube you’ll fine an extra layer of plastic to protect against UFO strikes.

On the underside of the Demo’s downtube you’ll fine an extra layer of plastic to protect against UFO strikes.

 

Besides, who would want that pretty frame to get scratched up?

Besides, who would want that pretty frame to get scratched up?

Graphics looking fresh.

Graphics looking fresh.

The 2013 Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon. Canadian MSRP $5499.

The 2013 Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon. Canadian MSRP $5499.

Read more on NSMB.com here:
http://www.nsmb.com/2013-specialized-demo-8-i-carbon/