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    New to me Demo 8 II help

    I picked up a Demo 8 II the other day and while cleaning it, a near complete dis-assembly, I noticed the rear wheel is sitting closer to one side of the chain stay than the other. There is no evidence of a hard hit that would bend the rear triangle, just some normal small scratches here and there. I flipped the wheel to just make sure that it was not the issue and it sat in the same place as when it was on the correct way. Am I missing something simple here?

    Here is a pic to kinda show what I am seeing.



    -Brett

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    The Specialized demo 7 and 8 frames, and big hit(I think) have a 6mm offset or dish from the typical rear wheel. This centers the rim on the hub and according to specialized makes a more robust and durable rear wheel.

    One question. Is the rear wheel a stock wheel from specialized or is it aftermarket?

    When I bought a spare wheelset for my demo 7 It looked the same as your picture and I took it to LBS to have it dished. Now it is centered in the chainstays.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yup, you just need to dish your wheel over.

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    Do your dishes. Had the same issue when I bought my used demo a few years back
    Bender to AZDog: I'm not the best person to give advice on not riding!

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    Ok, dish time it is, They are Azonic Outlaws. Not sure if they came on it originally, but that is what it came with when I got it.

    The Specialized demo 7 and 8 frames, and big hit(I think) have a 6mm offset or dish from the typical rear wheel. This centers the rim on the hub and according to specialized makes a more robust and durable rear wheel.
    That explains it, the rear triangle looks different on both sides. One side has a bigger curve than the other. Thanks for pointing that out!

    -Brett,

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    lawlz brah

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