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    demo 8 or demo 9!!!!

    Does anybody know the difference in weight between the 2 frames. The demo 8 is said to be lighter, i just don't know roughly how much. The 135mm rear spacing on the 8 with a 16.7 chainstay sounds weird. Would that make for a pretty poor chainline? Any input would be great, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicago
    Does anybody know the difference in weight between the 2 frames. The demo 8 is said to be lighter, i just don't know roughly how much. The 135mm rear spacing on the 8 with a 16.7 chainstay sounds weird. Would that make for a pretty poor chainline? Any input would be great, thanks.
    Wait till 2006 bikes and theres going to be a Demo 7, Demo 8, Demo 9 and Demo 10. D 7 and 8 frame will be the same with diff. shock strokes and D9 and 10 will be the same frame with diff. shock strokes. Also, how do chainstays affect chainline>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Wait till 2006 bikes and theres going to be a Demo 7, Demo 8, Demo 9 and Demo 10. D 7 and 8 frame will be the same with diff. shock strokes and D9 and 10 will be the same frame with diff. shock strokes. Also, how do chainstays affect chainline>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHbiker
    Are you serious?
    Yes, i would never lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHbiker
    Are you serious?
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    the thingamajig that's attached to the doohickey is causing some issues with the whatchamacallit. But whatever it is your going to have take'er apart a give'er a looksee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Wait till 2006 bikes and theres going to be a Demo 7, Demo 8, Demo 9 and Demo 10. D 7 and 8 frame will be the same with diff. shock strokes and D9 and 10 will be the same frame with diff. shock strokes. Also, how do chainstays affect chainline>?

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    Tru dat! haha ya the frames will be shitloads cheaper when new models come out too.

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    I think it's like 2 ounds or something like that, not much. Ya might want to wait until 05 models come out and get an 03 D9 , they will start going for pretty cheap probably, unless the wieght difference is to much for ya .
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    I think it's like 2 ounds or something like that, not much. Ya might want to wait until 05 models come out and get an 03 D9 , they will start going for pretty cheap probably, unless the wieght difference is to much for ya .
    2lbs is a bunch of weight even on a DH bike.

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    The demo 9 is overkill unless you want to drop sky scrapers. Given it is a bad ass bike but what do you plan on doing with 9'' of travel?

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    I rode on both...

    Quote Originally Posted by chicago
    Does anybody know the difference in weight between the 2 frames. The demo 8 is said to be lighter, i just don't know roughly how much. The 135mm rear spacing on the 8 with a 16.7 chainstay sounds weird. Would that make for a pretty poor chainline? Any input would be great, thanks.
    The 8 just feel great. the right weight, right angles, and the Fox 40 just completed the perfect package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Yes, i would never lie.

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    Wait...you rode BOTH bikes to decide which is better suited for YOU? What an outrageous concept. You should share your secret with the other members of the board.







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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    Nice quote ya got there! That was definitely one of my better days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHbiker
    Will they still have the good old Big Hit?
    The Bighit will be discontinued after this fiscal year.

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    i currently ride a d9 and the bike is amazing ! pedals great ,corners like mad, eats anything in its way and just gives me alot of confidence.
    however , unless i got the deal i got (a crime to turn it down) , i think i would have opted for the d8 - it has the exact same geometry cept lower bb hight and diff seat tube angle = corners better (if its even possible), it is about 1 pound lighter (max) and it comes with the dh40.
    also, with the d9 , u always feel as if what u do (no matter how big) isnt enough to get near the limits of the bike - though it could be just me (no huge hucker , just like to go fast).

    all in all - d9 if you are a racer and a hucker and d8 if u are more race oriented (imho).

    p.s - alot of weight diff between the bikes are fork , tires and rims and not the frame.

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    if TheSherpa was serious then why the heck was he fighting me about demo 8 weight, he doesn't know specialized stuff. He is BSing us. Show us proof. (I have to be your archnemisis by now TS! na man i would be stoked if you were talking truth)

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    what can I tell you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby
    Wait...you rode BOTH bikes to decide which is better suited for YOU? What an outrageous concept. You should share your secret with the other members of the board.







    Sorry, work sucks this week...the sarcasm is flowing so easily....
    The Fox 40 Work match better VS to 888, and the whole bike feel lighter.

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    Why wait until 06 and miss an entire years worth of riding. Get the D8 with a boxxer, or 7in 888. The fox is to much green. Save for trips or something. My friend Ryan let me ride his D8 w/ boxxer on the trail yesterday. It rides super stiff through berms, but still soaks up all the roots and braking bumps. The bike is amazing. Thats my vote.
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    get thr d9. the d8 is going to be a sik bike no doubt, but more for dh racing. the d8 frame is 2lbs lighter.

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    I can't say anything about the D8, as I have no experience with them, however I have a D9 and absolutely love it. You probably couldn't lose with either choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMXtreem
    get thr d9. the d8 is going to be a sik bike no doubt, but more for dh racing. the d8 frame is 2lbs lighter.
    Wow, I'm glad you know what your talking about!
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    Well, I've heard that the Demo 8 is more of a downhill bike, and the Demo 9 is more a freeride bike. Don't know if that will help at all, but by the look of them, you can't go wrong.
    Have fun on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicago
    Would that make for a pretty poor chainline? Any input would be great, thanks.

    It uses an asymetric rear triangle, like the Big Hits. Basically, the rear end of the bike is offset 6mm to the drive side, and the wheel is dished 6mm to the non-drive. The other benefit of this is that you get a stronger rear wheel, with less overall dish.
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