2015 Specialized Demo: Asymmetric and 650B

Date Jul 29, 2014

The 2015 Specialized Demo, in 650B, has been unveiled just in time for the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup this weekend. In this iteration we see a complete departure from the previous design with a radical asymmetric shock mount and a simplified FSR design with its main pivot around the bottom bracket.

At this time we’ve just got a couple of product shots and a video with Troy Brosnan and Aaron Gwin, so the rest of the details are all up for speculation. Have a look at the video below and get going in the comments.

2015 specialized demo 650b

The extra seat stay is notably missing from this version of the Demo.

2015 specialized demo 650b

A design that could really only work in carbon allows easy access to the shock and makes for a striking aesthetic on the non-drive side..

2015 specialized demo 650b

Screen grabs will have to do for now, but we should be seeing details of the 2015 Demo in the next few days.


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jason-f
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Jason F  - July 30, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

I really dig the asymmetry. As Jon said, carbon is a blank canvas, but it's usually overly constrained by preconception. This isn't exactly a ground- breaking design but it's a step. Definite benefits to accessibility and also less mud traps, etc.

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Dirk
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Dirk  - July 29, 2014, 10:10 p.m.

Does that sucker pivot concentrically around the bb…

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Dirk
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Dirk  - July 29, 2014, 10:11 p.m.

Ahhhh…yes. Read the article first is a good idea.

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ken-leggatt
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Ken Leggatt  - July 29, 2014, 12:49 p.m.

Not much uglier than the current demo. That being said… I would ride it for sure.

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jonathan-harris
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Jonathan Harris  - July 29, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

I think that is finally a carbon fibre bike that is using the material to allow for some shapes and designs that other materials can't as easily. I'm in the like camp.

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steve
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Steve  - July 29, 2014, 11:26 a.m.

Geometry listed on Vital -

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - July 29, 2014, 2:55 p.m.

2015 S-Works Demo Carbon Highlights and Geometry
650b wheels
200mm travel
Full carbon frame
Custom tuned Öhlins TTX22M rear shock
Asymmetric design
Internal cable and brake routing
Press-fit bottom bracket
Molded chainstay, seat stay, and downtube guards
Sizes Medium, Long, and X-Long
Adjustable geometry
63.5 or 64.3-degree headtube angle
76 or 76.8-degree seat tube angle (effective)
393, 417, 417mm seat tube length (M, L, XL)
430mm chainstay length
347 or 357mm bottom bracket height
1207, 1228, 1235mm wheelbase (M, L, XL)
573, 594, 612mm top tube (horizontal - M, L, XL)
419, 439, 456mm reach (M, L, XL)
12x135mm rear axle

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craw
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Cr4w  - July 30, 2014, 6:57 a.m.

If there are only three sizes wouldn't it be easier to call them S/M/L?

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - July 30, 2014, 7:19 a.m.

I'm betting that the M is like other companies' M size, though, so that calling it a Small would be confusing.

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sam-garron
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Sam Garron  - July 29, 2014, 11:07 a.m.

That's actually pretty ugly for a specialized bike

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john-doe
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John doe  - July 29, 2014, 11:04 a.m.

Be real, that's kind of a plain looking bike for an Sworks.

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