Why in the world did specialized build this bike with 73mm wide bottom bracket and a 135mm hub? It gives it a HUGE disadvantage over almost every other downhill bike available right now.
83mm is pretty much the standard now anyway, and 135mm x 12mm hubs are just silly unless you have a old Giant Dh Team.
A bit of a weird setup for sure. The Demo needs a 55mm chainline cranket, like a 73mm Howitzer BB with the wider bearing spacers to get a perfect chainline. May as well have an 83mm BB and crankset because the Q factor will be the same.
The rear configuration (only looking at the wheel) is as strong and stiff as a 150mm built wheel. The lack of a 10 or 12mm bolted axle is a bit weird.
Man i've learned not to be a septic until i ride it
You should see a doctor.