With a price of greater than $10,000, our examination bike is truly a desire develop, completely to the Enve wheels. There was some discussion about whether carbon wheels belong on a downhill bike, but they are rigid as well as assist an already nippy bike speed up even quicker.
Group Monster Energy-Specialized debuted this idea in 2010, and lots of racers have since tried replicating it with their own less-ingenious modifications. However, it doesn't function faultlessly due to the fact that the limit screws on the derailleur don't avoid over-shifting on top sprocket, although an artificial guard does aid.
The Gambler is flexible and also we did play around with the setups to locate an equilibrium. The two adjustments either make the bottom bracket greater or reduced and also the back side much shorter or longer; they don't lengthen the reach of the bike, which is what we actually desired. Our trial version really did not come with the required adjustable headset mugs that retail versions do, something that we would have appreciated fettling with to steepen the headangle a touch without transforming the lower brace or bar elevation (points that happen if you turn the chip on the shock install or adjust the amount of stanchion in the fork crowns).
A couple of laps on the Bettor as well as my arms would start to burn out. A few even more and I 'd prepare to call it stops for the day. The bike's center of gravity is low and main (a great point), but there's just a lot of mass to this bike. Plus, since the bike really feels so lively as well as wants to go-hard/go-sideways/keep-going, you end up seeing its bulk. You start to get comfortable, you begin to press the bike hard and after that you begin getting fatigued.
With a price of greater than $10,000, our test bike is really a dream construct, right to the Enve wheels. There was some conversation as to whether carbon wheels belong on a downhill bike, yet they are tight as well as aid a currently nippy bike speed up also much faster.
With a price of greater than $10,000, our test bike is really a dream construct, all the way to the Enve wheels. There was some discussion as to whether carbon wheels belong on a downhill bike, but they are stiff and aid an already nippy bike accelerate also quicker.
Suspension arrangement was simple and also damping control was straightforward yet reliable, with a variety of adjustability, from pogo-stick quick to molasses slow. Improvements? More effective brakes would certainly have behaved. The Potion 5s are effective for path brakes, however not sufficient for downhill gears.
The carbon Driver has internal wire transmitting. I can already see the hate remarks piling up, yet allow me clarify. Angling cables through structures draws, which is why Kona glued in carbon guide tubes for the rear derailleur and also brake. Thanks people. If you 'd prefer to run your wires on the outside, you can do that as well. Every detail was considered. Examine exactly how the change wire undergoes the ISCG tab, keeping the derailleur real estate away from the drivetrain. That obviously was extremely hard to convince the factory to do.
Every little thing regarding this bike screams beefy, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would make a motocross bike envious. Housed because durable swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle and Nukeproof's interchangeable failure inserts that allow you to adjustchainstay length from 435 to 445 millimeters.
Suspension configuration was simple and also damping control was straightforward yet effective, with a variety of adjustability, from pogo-stick quickly to molasses slow-moving. Improvements? More powerful brakes would certainly have behaved. The Potion Fives are powerful for route brakes, but not enough for downhill gears.