I'm a large fan of just how this bike's suspension really feels. It feels like a number of different bikes all covered into one. If you intend to hammer rough routes then the suspension eats up the blows and also drives the bike much faster and also faster via the gnar. After that if you wish to pump and play, the bike is able to sit up, squash and also jump. These two different qualities truly brings to mind the Wickedness Rebellion, a brawler that wanted to dance.
Kona has actually long been referred to as the blue collar bike brand name, which is no mishap. The business was built on using extremely dependable bikes at cost effective costs. Certain, at times, Kona has actually overlooked some bells and whistles in order to do so, and also they have actually usually been a bit hefty, however being the lightest or the flashiest brand on the block has actually never been Kona's mission. Kona has typically concentrated on making bikes that ride well as well as last forever, something we can all value.
The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, however the chainstays are a brief 432 millimeters, which enables you to dedicate to the front wheel more than numerous bikes, and it still really feels responsive. We did question the high standover. Such crotch touching is a normal trait of GT bikes that we desire would certainly change.
At just under 40 extra pounds, the bike really felt hefty in our hands by contemporary DH race-bike requirements, yet appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Gambler had not been every tester's favored bike in the gravity category, some of us absolutely enjoyed it. It's a huge bike created for red-blooded, white-knuckle activity as well as smiles supplied, certainly, that you're ready as well as able to forge ahead.
Several rockers are welded with each other down the facility, which requires a lot more producing steps. Carbon would have been a lot as well huge to supply sufficient toughness, so Kona found a method to bond both alloy plates to a carbon bridge.
Team Monster Energy-Specialized debuted this principle in 2010, as well as several racers have given that attempted duplicating it with their own less-ingenious customizations. However, it does not work faultlessly since the restriction screws on the derailleur don't stop over-shifting on top gear, although an artificial guard does aid.