Specialized 22 Demo Expert

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Pair an irrational appreciation for speed with the unmatched versatility of being able to run a traction-loving 29-inch front wheel and a snappy 27.5-inch rear, and you have the fastest, most capable Demo to date. 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, the Demo's adjustable rear end means 29-inch rear wheel compatibility is on deck, 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 in order to keep your weight low and centered, maximising rear-wheel traction when you need it most.

  • The Demo Expert M5 alloy frame is fully optimized to take advantage of the traction benefits of a 29-inch front wheel and the increased manueverability of a 27.5-inch rear wheel while maintaiining the ability to change your rear wheel size to 29-inch to suit different terrain and riding styles with an adjustable rear end that ensures chainstay length and bottom-bracket height stay dialed no matter the hoop size.

  • The Rockshox Super Deluxe Select DH coil shock may be heavy on adjectives, but it’s even heavier on performance, offering external low speed compression and rebound adjustment while the Trunnion mount offers extra bushing overlap for increased durability.

Specifications:

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, 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

Grips

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, 200mm

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 with Powerlink

Crankset

Descendant DH, DUB, alloy, Direct mount ring, 165mm

Chainrings

34T

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 Tyre

Butcher, Grid Gravity casing, GRIPTON T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Rear Tyre

Butcher, Grid Gravity casing, GRIPTON T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5x2.3"

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta Valve

Saddle

Body Geometry Henge DH, hollow Cro-Mo rails, 130mm

Seat Post

Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm

Seat Post Collar

Alloy, 34.9mm

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.


Geometry & Sizing:

S2

S3

S4

B-B Drop

25

25

25

B-B Height

350

350

350

B-B Height (27.5 mid)

345

345

345

B-B Height (29 mid)

355

355

355

Chain-Stay Length (27.5)

438

438

438

Chain-Stay Length (29)

448

448

448

Chain-Stay Length (mid)

443

443

443

Crank Length

165

165

165

Fork Rake/Offset

56

56

56

Front-Center

801

821

841

Front-Center (27.5 mid)

801

821

841

Front-Center (29 mid)

801

821

841

Handlebar Width

800

800

800

Head-Tube Angle

62.8°

62.8°

62.8°

Head-Tube Angle (27.5 mid)

62.5°

62.5°

62.5°

Head-Tube Angle (29 mid)

63.2°

63.2°

63.2°

Head-Tube Length

105

105

105

Reach

426

446

466

Reach (27.5 mid)

423

443

463

Reach (29 mid)

430

450

470

Saddle Width

130

130

130

Seat-Tube Angle

78.2°

76.8°

76.8°

Seat-Tube Angle (27.5 mid)

77.8°

76.4°

76.4°

Seat-Tube Angle (29 mid)

78.5°

77.1°

77.1°

Seat-Tube Length

394

420

420

Seatpost Length

300

300

300

Stack

632

632

632

Stack (27.5 mid)

635

635

635

Stack (29 mid)

629

629

629

Stem Length

50

50

50

Trail

130

130

130

Trail (27.5 mid)

132

132

132

Trail (29 mid)

127

127

127

Wheelbase (27.5)

1239

1259

1279

Wheelbase (29)

1249

1269

1289

Wheelbase (mid)

1244

1264

1284

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the Demo's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

S2 - 158cm to 175cm (5'2" to 5'9")

S3 - 165cm to 183cm (5'5" to 6'0")

S4 - 173cm to 193cm (5'8" to 6'4")

Please note, while you may fit snuggly (according to the size guide) into one particular size, we advise you size DOWN for more manoeuvrability in tight corners or playfulness in flicking the bike in the air. Conversely, size UP for more stability through rough fast rock gardens, aggressive root sections, etc. Our staff will happily engage you in this wider sizing conversation to have you riding the right size bike for your height and riding style.

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