The 2023 Specialized Demo Expert Downhill Mountain Bike comes as a mullet setup so you get the unmatched versatility of being able to run a traction-loving 29-inch front wheel and a snappy 27.5-inch rear. The Demo Expert adds planted, confident control to the mix with an assist from RockShox’s BoXXer Select 29 fork featuring their DH DebonAir spring and a Super Deluxe Select Coil shock offering external rebound adjustment. Should your riding style or terrain require it, the Demo's adjustable rear end means 29-inch rear wheel compatibility is ready to deliver.
SRAM Code RS four-piston brakes front and rear give you the power to slow down with almost telepathic immediacy, while the Demo Expert’s suspension platform injects just the right amount of anti-rise into the kinematics equation to keep your weight low and centred, maximizing rear-wheel traction when you need it most.
Downhill racers and riders who want great handling and big travel with the option to run a mullet or full 29er setup.
Specialized have been making mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. Models like the Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have been staples of the range for decades with the technology being updated and refined every year. The 2022 Specialized mountain bike range has bikes for all kinds of mountain bikers with prices ranging from £500 to over £10,000.
All Specialized mountain bikes are ‘beyond gender’. Although they are technically unisex, Specialized tend to fit more female friendly saddles on the smaller size bikes and more male friendly saddles on the larger bikes. These can easily be swapped out to suit preferences.
Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.
" Made for riders, by riders."
They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.
Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.
Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.
XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.
Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.
Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.
Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.
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|Frame||M5 alloy, Style-Specific DH Geometry, horst pivot flip chip for 27.5 or 29 rear wheel, BSA threaded BB, full internal cable routing with option for full external brake, 148mm rear spacing, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Coil, external rebound adjust, hydraulic bottom out, Trunnion mount, 225x75|
|Fork||RockShox BoXXer Select 29, DH DebonAir spring, adjustable low-speed compression, adjustable rebound, short crown, 20x110mm thru-axle, 56mm offset, 200mm of travel|
|Stem||Descendant 35mm Direct Mount Stem, 50mm length|
|Tape||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Handlebars||Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm, 35mm clamp|
|Front Brake||SRAM Code RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 220mm|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Code RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX DH, 7-speed, trigger|
|Shift Levers||SRAM GX DH, trigger, 7-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM GX DH, 7-speed, 11-24t|
|Chain||SRAM PC1110 w/ Powerlinkâ„¢|
|Crankset||DESCENDANT DH, DUB, alloy, Direct mount ring, 165mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, 83mm|
|Rims||Roval 29" Alloy DH, 28mm internal width, 28h, tubeless ready|
|Front Hub||Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 20x110mm, 28h|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
|Front Tire||Butcher, GRID GRAVITY casing, GRIPTONÂ® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"|
|Rear Tire||Butcher, GRID GRAVITY casing, GRIPTONÂ® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5x2.3"|
|Inner Tubes||Standard, Presta Valve|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Henge DH, hollow Cro-Mo rails, 130mm|
|SeatPost||Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm|
|Colours||GLOSS METALLIC DARK NAVY / DARK NAVY / HARVEST GOLD METALLIC, SATIN DESERT ROSE / DUNE WHITE|
|Sizes||S2, S3, S4|
|Barcodes||888818867370, 888818867653, 888818867783, 888818867837, 888818867899, 888818868063|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||94523-3002, 94523-3003, 94523-3004, 94523-3102, 94523-3103, 94523-3104|
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