2. Specialized Demo – 54 Top Ten Finishes
Specialized is known for doing things their own way. They continually innovate, redesign, and develop new technologies. Their bikes enjoy a near-ubiquitous presence on podiums around the globe and across disciplines. With large sponsorships, Specialized has been able to sign the biggest names in DH including: Sam Hill, Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan, and Loic Bruni.
- 26″ wheels
- Team Monster Energy-Specialized races on a carbon version of the Demo
- Specialized releases carbon Demo to consumers
- Specialized Racing DH team rides a new Demo part way through the season
- 27.5″ wheels
- Asymmetric, carbon frame
- Specialized releases carbon Demo 27.5″ to consumers
- Specialized updates the aluminum version to match the carbon frame
Standout result: Aaron Gwin wins in Leogang… WITHOUT A CHAIN!
Best season: Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan combined for 14 top ten finishes in 2015.
Please just put this all on one page. Please.
Wow…a LOT of time and research went into this. Great article Aaron…thanks!!
Thanks dude! It quickly became a massive undertaking.