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    2011 Demo 8 Official Thread, time to drool

    Post em' if you got em'.... I don't have one but I can dream can can't I....
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    In the process of buying one, i'll post a picture up when she's ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude
    Post em' if you got em'.... I don't have one but I can dream can can't I....
    your username is Demodude but you dont own a demo? lol
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    Yeah, I have a 07 Demo 7, and before that an 06 Demo 8, but not the new Demo 8 which is soo perrty.
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    Demo 8 II

    Just got my frame but still waiting for few more parts..

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    Just ordered my frame, she's on her way home

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    Not a picture, but the new video on Spesh's website is actually pretty cool:
    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...p?article=9040

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    Ok, i guess I'll start with the pics:
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    God damn that green one is soooo sick. Please stop posting those pics, eberytome ibsee them I get the urge to go to the shop an go swipe my credit card. Lovethose green ones!!!
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    Did you use the stock eyelet to mount the CCDB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Did you use the stock eyelet to mount the CCDB?
    No, I ordered it from cane creek direct and they put the eyelet for the demo on there, and they were kind enough to include the standard eyelet with it also
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    Ok, i guess I'll start with the pics:
    That's one sick Demo, nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    No, I ordered it from cane creek direct and the put the eyelet for the demo on there, and they were kind enough to include the standard eyelet with it also
    Are you using the stock RC4 yoke?

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    jut8, that is a thing of outstanding beauty.

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    Thanks for the compliments guys! I really love this bike and cant wait to to get some saddle time in on it this season. Come on there has to be plenty more out there, lets see some more pics!!

    @ Nagaredama, yes, I am using the stock yoke, to my knowledge is the only one available at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    Thanks for the compliments guys! I really love this bike and cant wait to to get some saddle time in on it this season. Come on there has to be plenty more out there, lets see some more pics!!

    @ Nagaredama, yes, I am using the stock yoke, to my knowledge is the only one available at the moment.

    Good to know. I'm picking my frame up on Wednesday and would rather run a CCDB over the Fox RC4. Good to know the CCDB will work on the stock Fox yoke.

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    Here is my 'lil Terror...

    She arrived end of November after having her on order since August.
    Sold my Sam Hill 2010 at first sight of 2011 spy shots.

    2011 Demo 8 1 medium
    Bone stock aside from the Edge 800mm bars, some lighter SX casing tries and DX pedals.
    Came in at just under 38lbs compelete.

    Having been a owner of a 2006 Demo 7 and 2010 Demo 8 this one takes the cake.
    Like Spec says...it's just pure refinement from the previous versions. It's nothing like the 2010 eventhough Spec says the geometry is similair....it's not. They ride completely different (due to super low/short headtube). This one has no limits and corners like it's on rails...and I even said that about my 2010.

    The Boxxer R is fine...for me the less adjustments the better and it feels like butter. The rear is dialed and that's even with the Vanilla R rear shock. Not sure but either a Ti coil on this some day or an RC4...but honeslty can't tell a difference from my 2010 RC4 and this Vanilla...maybe it's just me.

    Nice build as usual Jut8...you've always got the sick/latest goodies!

    Oh...rims on these....trash.
    My only complaint.

    Can't wait to see the Darth Vader special when it arrives (solid black)...THAT is going to be the CHIT!
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    Snow man, super build that, i have a yellow and green on order and agree about the boxxer race, thats what i have and will be fitting on mine.

    Canny wait as i've been riding an '08 demo 7 with the boxxers and i had a wee spin on a small '11 and it was totally different compared to mine and that was only in the car park.

    aiming for the 12th to be its first ride out!!

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    Oh By the way, does the new demo need its rear wheel dished, i think i saw somewhere that now its 150mm you don't have to??

    Any one know?

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    Euro Gold is the best color. Damn sweet looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNuts
    Oh By the way, does the new demo need its rear wheel dished, i think i saw somewhere that now its 150mm you don't have to??

    Any one know?
    Standard dish for a 150mm wheelset with the new demos! No more dishing your wheels 6mm to the brake side like the previous years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    Standard dish for a 150mm wheelset with the new demos! No more dishing your wheels 6mm to the brake side like the previous years.

    Great, cheers for that.

    all being well i'll have 'er built for the weekend, i'll post up some pic's when she's done

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    I bailed off the All Black Demo waiting list today. I have already been without a DH bike for over a month and Im sick of it. I was told if I switched to the yellow/green I would have it by the end of the week.

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    got this a couple of months ago thought id share,
    size small, saint, boxxer wc and some pretty good spec my son drew the boxxer graphics printed on moto vinyl better quality than originals
    37.8lbs
    thanks





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    ^ Love the kiddy drawn fork decals.

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    Picked up my large red/white frame today. Pics tomorrow.

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    Any tips for installing Saint cranks on the supplied adapter?

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    My black/green frame is supposed to be here mid/end of April. Supposed to be the last large frame. Sorry everyone else. Pics to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
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    Any tips for installing Saint cranks on the supplied adapter?
    sorry i have no idea, i left the bike with a friend and it came back like the photo, i have zero bike building skills, i dont think he had any trouble. well not that he mentioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneycash
    sorry i have no idea, i left the bike with a friend and it came back like the photo, i have zero bike building skills, i dont think he had any trouble. well not that he mentioned
    Mind checking to see how many spacers are on the drive size of the bottom bracket? It should be easily seen from underneath.

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    Hi it looks like just the one on top of the press fit adaptor.

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    Thanks!

    How about the non drive side?

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    Non drive has just the one also

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneycash
    ...my son drew the boxxer graphics printed on moto vinyl...

    Plz explain the graphics upgrade. my resident artist would enjoy customizing her (and my) bikes like your son did.

    Demo 8-1 stock except for wheels: Saint hubs, DT EX500 rims, pedals TBD, Format 130mm seat
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    dude... 'splain all...how did your son do the graphics on your fork? details please....

    hi it was pretty simple. my son drew a picture i took a photo of this with my iphone.
    i brought it into photo shop and cropped what part of the photo i wanted on each leg.

    using the boxxer template and photo shop you can layer the boxer template on top of the drawing to get an idea.

    i emailed this rough draft to this guy and within a week i had them back printed on moto vinyl .
    you can have endless variations etc. its the first time iv saw it done and i dont know why .. its pretty cool
    i hope this helps

    http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_2781.png

    http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_2778.jpg

    http://www.slikgraphics.com/product/...0-style-decals
    http://www.content.slikgraphics.com/...StyleSheet.pdf

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    The guys at Slik Graphics UK are wonderful to work with. I'm waiting on some custom Mavic EX721 decals for my rims as the yellow stock color clashed pretty bad. As moneycash said, the options are limitless with them.

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    Medium

    Demo Bars
    ODI grips
    ControlTec DM Stem
    XT Brakes
    XT shifter
    Spec Phenom SL saddle
    Saint RD
    Saint cranks
    Straitline Pedals
    Straitline chain guide
    Easton Havoc DH wheelset
    2.5 Bucher SX tires with normal 2.5 tubes

    38.4 LBS Not bad considering the wheelset is just over 2400 grams. About 200 over what they are advertised at.


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    Omg! Me likey...
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    Slikshoe671, very nice but i wouldn't have XT brakes anywhere near my bike, i had them on my Commie Meta and were a nightmare!!
    Saints on mine, my frame is currently sat in customs awaiting clearance!!!

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    Thanks for the input. Also can you go into to further detail on what went wrong?

    Thanks

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    man, those green frames are bright in natural sunlight! sam's sunday was never that bright.

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    Got mine almost ready to go.

    Need to turn down the rear hub end cap to 20mm to fit in the rear end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickShoe671
    Thanks for the input. Also can you go into to further detail on what went wrong?

    Thanks
    They just needed constant bleeding, nightmare, they would just lose all their power and i'd glaze up pads, get them bled fit new pads and they would be good for a month or two! I now have slx on now and they're far better and the saints have been perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Got mine almost ready to go.
    Need to turn down the rear hub end cap to 20mm to fit in the rear end.
    Hi Nagaredama,
    Which hubs are you using, and what's the problem with the hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJJ
    Hi Nagaredama,
    Which hubs are you using, and what's the problem with the hub?
    The Demo 8 brake side rear drop out has a small lip to it. The lip is designed to catch the hub making inserting the axle easier.

    It appears this catch is designed around the outside of the hub being 20mm. My Sun-Ringle Jumping Flea hubs are 21.8mm. Since the wheel couldn't sit deep enough in the lip the rear axle wouldn't go in.

    The Sun Ringle end cap is removable so I just took a file to it in order for it to fit. I also ordered another end cap so I could machine it down to exactly 20mm.

    Specialized on the phone said it was okay to take a Dremel to the frame to grind down the lip. There is no way in hell I am going to take a Dremel to my brand new $2600 frame when I can machine down an easily replace $2 hub part.

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    They all look great.

    We can only get the red and white one in the UK so I have taken a gamble on a Devinci Wilson 2011 instead.

    Hope I do not end up regretting that too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parbox
    They all look great.

    We can only get the red and white one in the UK so I have taken a gamble on a Devinci Wilson 2011 instead.

    Hope I do not end up regretting that too much.

    Yep, just collected the black and yellow frame from parcelforce for £2000 home and tax paid with a new bb fitted, get her built tomorrow!!!!

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    Extra points for the first person to post a black ops frame.-all black
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude
    Extra points for the first person to post a black ops frame.-all black


    here's a teaser for you guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruzT100


    here's a teaser for you guys...

    Looking good SC

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    Taken last night, i'll get her built today


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNuts
    Taken last night, i'll get her built today

    I'm in love.

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    Bike perfection.

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    And custom graphics for the legs on route from slik

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    love the black frame man! Is that a carbon look decal? looks sick! whats the build gonna be? Its all murdered out!!
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    What a tease!
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    She's Built, 90% there, just a few details left!!




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    Mine is almost done.

    Need to trim the rear brake line and seatpost.


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    Thanks everyone who sent me back a PM with regards to size. I'm also currently still a bit confused. I'm 5' 6'' with no shoes on and ~5' 7'' with my riding shoes. Is it me or does the, REACH measurement number on this bike seems huge? Everyone seems to say that reach is the best number we have to judge fitment on DH bikes. Compared to other manufactures (Trek Session, Transition TR450, Santa Cruz V10c, Turner DHX) the stack and reach number of these bike seem to be +1 in size. A 430mm reach on the medium is longer then a large on most manufactures bikes. The 410mm reach on the S is a tad longer then an M on these other bikes. Most of the comparable bikes are under 400MM for reach in medium.

    What size would you guys recommend? S or M? Am I on the edge or clearly in the S club? I use to ride a M 2006 SX before. I want it to be nimble but not necessarily unstable at high-speeds.

    One shop told me the S is super small and that I would be crazy to buy an S, but then again, maybe that is because they only had an M in stock. They said there employee who races who is 5' 5'' rides a medium and would hit his knees on a S. Are they bluffing? I can't find a small to sit on anywhere in the Seattle, WA area. The shop manager, sales guy and mechanic said the S is tiny.

    The M reach did feel just a tad long but is this how this bike is suppose to feel? I was only able to ride it up and down the aisle at the shop. Is the reach longer to compensate for the shorter chain stay?

    So hard to find a shop with both an S and an M to sit on. Barely anywhere has this bike in stock. I can order an S, but have only been able to find an M or an L to sit on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldorian
    Thanks everyone who sent me back a PM with regards to size. I'm also currently still a bit confused. I'm 5' 6'' with no shoes on and ~5' 7'' with my riding shoes. Is it me or does the, REACH measurement number on this bike seems huge? Everyone seems to say that reach is the best number we have to judge fitment on DH bikes. Compared to other manufactures (Trek Session, Transition TR450, Santa Cruz V10c, Turner DHX) the stack and reach number of these bike seem to be +1 in size. A 430mm reach on the medium is longer then a large on most manufactures bikes. The 410mm reach on the S is a tad longer then an M on these other bikes. Most of the comparable bikes are under 400MM for reach in medium.

    What size would you guys recommend? S or M? Am I on the edge or clearly in the S club? I use to ride a M 2006 SX before. I want it to be nimble but not necessarily unstable at high-speeds.

    One shop told me the S is super small and that I would be crazy to buy an S, but then again, maybe that is because they only had an M in stock. They said there employee who races who is 5' 5'' rides a medium and would hit his knees on a S. Are they bluffing? I can't find a small to sit on anywhere in the Seattle, WA area. The shop manager, sales guy and mechanic said the S is tiny.

    The M reach did feel just a tad long but is this how this bike is suppose to feel? I was only able to ride it up and down the aisle at the shop. Is the reach longer to compensate for the shorter chain stay?

    So hard to find a shop with both an S and an M to sit on. Barely anywhere has this bike in stock. I can order an S, but have only been able to find an M or an L to sit on.
    Wow, strange advice from your shop. The small certainly isn't "super small", after all there's a Extra Small available I believe. Partly depends on how you like your bikes to feel. Most Dh'ers like a bike that is quite compact underneath them, long top tubes are great for climbing, but that usually isn't a criteria for DH!

    Apparently the Specialized Monster riders ride a Medium (BF and he's about 6') and a Small (SH and he's about 5'8").

    I am 5'8" and ride a Small, and it certainly doesn't feel too small. A friend has a Small as well and he's 5'10".

    Personally I think the shop that you spoke to is very ill informed!
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    I'm 5' 6" as well and ride a small. I find it perfect and much better than my older Commencal Supreme DH which was a small/medium.

    By the sounds of it, i think you are a small as well.

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    Here is mine:

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    Sugar_brad,
    been looking at a set of yellow deemax's,

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    My 2011 Demo 8

    Size Large
    Manitou Dorado
    Saint Brakes, Cranks, Shifter, Rear Derailleur
    Renthal 36T Chainring
    Sun Ringle Jumping Fleas on Mavic EX823s (rear hub is filed for frame clearance)
    Easton Havoc Direct Mount Stem
    Race Face (R.I.P.) Atlas FR bars in purple
    Answer Rove Pedals
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    Syntace post
    Continental Der Kaiser tires tubeless

    Weighs 39.3 pounds as pictured.








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    Quote Originally Posted by davidk77
    I'm 5' 6" as well and ride a small. I find it perfect and much better than my older Commencal Supreme DH which was a small/medium.

    By the sounds of it, i think you are a small as well.

    I'm 5'8" and the small is perfect for me

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    Decals now fitted and correct stem is on.

    thats her done! The front wheel is my spare winter wheel!







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    Hotness! Loving the matching decals!
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    My 2011 Demo 8 I

    Stock except for the pedals.BB is @ 64.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJJ
    Wow, strange advice from your shop. The small certainly isn't "super small", after all there's a Extra Small available I believe. Partly depends on how you like your bikes to feel. Most Dh'ers like a bike that is quite compact underneath them, long top tubes are great for climbing, but that usually isn't a criteria for DH!

    Apparently the Specialized Monster riders ride a Medium (BF and he's about 6') and a Small (SH and he's about 5'8").

    I am 5'8" and ride a Small, and it certainly doesn't feel too small. A friend has a Small as well and he's 5'10".

    Personally I think the shop that you spoke to is very ill informed!
    Thanks for the detailed response. I went ahead and order a small! Should be here next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldorian
    Thanks for the detailed response. I went ahead and order a small! Should be here next week!

    You'll love it, health to ride buddy

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    Anyone know when/if cane creek will release the right hardware for double barrels?

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    Here's the start of mine, taken with my iphone. Better pictures are on the way once I get drivetrain and brakes.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2011 Demo 8 Official Thread, time to drool-demo.jpg  

    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    @Ithnu - Stealth black is money! Cant wait to see what else you do with it.

    On that note, mine just came in today! Thanks everyone on this thread for there help with sizing. Can't wait to ride her this weekend. Also crappy iPhone pic, but real photoshoot coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNuts
    Looking good SC
    Thanks! Here is a complete pic...If you want detail pics PM me i'm too lazy to upload them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    love the black frame man! Is that a carbon look decal? looks sick! whats the build gonna be? Its all murdered out!!
    thanks! Its an actual carbon weave 3m tape. Exotic car dealerships use this for interiors.... It works really well too for protection

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    this is what happens when specialized only import the red and white demo into the uk:

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    (my first ever non specialized bike purchase)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parbox
    this is what happens when specialized only import the red and white demo into the uk:

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    (my first ever non specialized bike purchase)

    Yo parbox, i'm in the uk and i imported my black and yellow one from canada, worked out 50p dearer than the red and white one home here.

    Thats no reason to buy a bike who's paint will fall off when u look at it

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    hey, out of curiosity, did any of you catch the pics from sea otter of a demo with a 180 float up front?

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    Malcom at cane creek is building a double barrel with a ti spring for me. I should get it in a real soon seeing as they are in fletcher and I am in boone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad
    Malcom at cane creek is building a double barrel with a ti spring for me. I should get it in a real soon seeing as they are in fletcher and I am in boone.
    I spoke to Macolm about the CCDB for my Demo. According to him it is an amazing combo becuase of the shuttle Specialized used. The shuttle allows for an amazing amount of suppleness.

    If the CCDB feels good on my Enduro then I'm pretty sure I will order one for the Demo.

    Please let us know how it turns out.

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    Absolutely I will keep you guys posted. It should be ready in 2 weeks.

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    I have 3 weekends of ride time on my with the double barrel, and i really love it.
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