Lots of rockers are welded together down the facility, which requires much more producing steps. Carbon would have been much too huge to provide adequate stamina, so Kona discovered a means to bond the two alloy plates to a carbon bridge.
150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little stunned to see 135-millimeter spacing. Nonetheless, the Condition II still won the hearts of all our testers, price be damned.
Long and also low, the Pulse asked to be uncorked. The active rear end feasted on every little thing in its path and also made rock gardens its bitch. At 40-plus extra pounds, it's a lot of aluminum to muscular tissue about, as well as our testers kept in mind that it felt unresponsive at slower rates, got slowed down in flat sections as well as was challenging to obtain off the ground. The price, elements as well as efficiency exceed the heft.
DH bikes are a substantial investment, and also it's nice to understand that if you inadvertently backed over it with the vehicle that you may actually do even more damage to the vehicle.
If there were a full-scale pedal drag race between all the downhill bikes we checked, the V10C would smoothly reveal them its seat rails; it exceled at finding rate, especially in position where other bikes obtained stalled. It also drew high marks for flexibility, as the back suspension is flexible from 8.5 to 10 inches.
Nonetheless, we had plenty of time to adjust our riding style to suit the Bettor and exactly what we discovered was a bike that, once you would certainly understood it, felt like a buddy ... one that wants to cut loose as well as trigger havoc all too often.