This year, it has a brand-new carbon front triangle and also swingarm and a stiffer carbon top link. It has thoughtful touches like molded guards on both chainstays as well as on the downtube, a threaded bottom bracket, as well as fork stops with incorporated cable directing on both sides of the headtube. The front triangular uses a monocoque building and construction and has actually been lost weight by 300 grams. Take off one more 400 grams for the brand-new rear end and also you have actually obtained a sub-8-pound DH frame.
Our testers had very strong opinions when it involved fit and some dealing with facets. Riders reported that it really felt cramped in the front, causing an odd position that left you either standing high with short triangulation or low with your backside over the rear as well as joints down. It felt a little high and high, not always because of the angles, yet as a result of a relatively lengthy back end as well as short front end.
We rode and covered the Scott Bettor 10 for the 2013 Holy Bible Of Bike Tests, and we liked it (See? Here's that testimonial.). Actually, we liked it a lot so that we had to see to it we liked it as high as we did. A minimum of that was our justification for getting even more flight time aboard the Casino player. We had one shipped as much as Whistler for some bike park bashing throughout the summer season.
The Bettor is adjustable and also we did experiment with the settings to discover a balance. Both changes either make the bottom bracket higher or lower and the back side shorter or longer; they do not extend the reach of the bike, which is just what we really desired. Our demonstration model really did not featured the essential flexible headset cups that retail versions do, something that we would certainly have enjoyed fettling with to steepen the headangle a touch without changing the bottom bracket or bar elevation (things that take place if you flip the chip on the shock mount or readjust the quantity of stanchion in the fork crowns).
150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little surprised to see 135-millimeter spacing. Nonetheless, the Condition II still won the hearts of all our testers, price be damned.
Devinci's downhill monster feels comfy from the very first pedal stroke. The brief 430-millimeter chainstays paired with the low standover instilled self-confidence to toss this bike around on tough surface. For a downhill bike, the Wilson pedals effectively, as well as cranking out of corners was simple and also pleasurable in contrast to several of the various other DH bikes we checked.
We rode as well as blogged about the Scott Casino player 10 for the 2013 Bible Of Bike Tests, as well as we liked it (See? Here's that evaluation.). In fact, we liked it so much so that we had to ensure we liked it as much as we did. At least that was our justification for getting more ride time aboard the Bettor. We had actually one delivered up to Whistler for some bike park bashing throughout the summer season.
The Casino player we were sent out came with a 275-pound springtime on a Fox DHX RC2 rear shock, something that was apparent we needed to transform right away. I evaluate 76KG (certainly not portly) as well as I was blowing through the traveling all also conveniently (something that caused a ruined chain guide taco on the first lap). This weight of springtime may fit lighter bikers, yet it wasn't enough for our requirements. As soon as exchanged out for a 350-pound spring, points came to be much, better. The bike had the ability to sit up in its travel, not drag its bottom (bracket) on the ground or lose the front wheel somewhere right into following week.
The bike's suspension efficiency could be placed down to having a high major pivot which functions well for big hits and also square edge bump absorption (rearward axle course). In addition to that the use of the Drifting Link suspension design develops a suspension contour which is linear for the very first HALF and progressive via the last half of the travel, permitting great small bump conformity and also raised assistance when the route demands or when a biker pushes on the bike (preloading on launch, for example).
One gripe is the zero chainstay protection; the chain whipping onto the big hollow tubes seems like a box of spanners being thrown out of a helicopter. Both the Shimano Zee brakes as well as gears as well as Fox 40 fork offer bombproof sturdiness as well as race performance at a practical rate.