Kona has actually long been called the blue collar bike brand, which is no accident. The company was improved providing exceptionally dependable bikes at affordable rates. Sure, sometimes, Kona has left out some bells and whistles in order to do so, and they've commonly been a bit heavy, however being the lightest or the flashiest brand name on the block has never been Kona's objective. Kona has actually traditionally focused on making bikes that ride well as well as last permanently, something we could all value.
We rode and discussed the Scott Bettor 10 for the 2013 Holy Bible Of Bike Tests, and we liked it (See? Right here's that testimonial.). In fact, we liked it so much so that we needed to see to it we liked it as long as we did. At the very least that was our reason for getting even more flight time aboard the Casino player. We had one delivered as much as Whistler for some bike park slamming throughout the summer.
At just under 40 extra pounds, the bike really felt heavy in our hands by modern DH race-bike criteria, yet seemed much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Casino player wasn't every tester's favorite bike in the gravity classification, some of us absolutely enjoyed it. It's a huge bike developed for red-blooded, white-knuckle action as well as grins offered, certainly, that you're ready as well as able to push the envelope.
Long and also reduced, the Pulse begged to be uncorked. The active rear end devoured everything in its path as well as made rock gardens its bitch. At 40-plus extra pounds, it's a great deal of light weight aluminum to muscle mass about, and also our testers kept in mind that it felt unresponsive at slower rates, obtained stalled in level areas as well as was challenging to obtain off the ground. The cost, elements as well as performance surpass the heft.
The Wilson got a couple of vital element upgrades this year. The frame is now offered with the 216-millimeter RockShox Vivid R2C back shock, and also Whistler-born-and-bred Chromag gets the nod for bars as well as stem this year. The 780-millimeter-wide Fubars and the Supervisor stem changed the Truvativ Boobar and also Hozfeller direct-mount stem.
We were sent out a medium structure, however after riding it some much more, I would select a plus size. The slack headangle and short reach had the tendency to have us hanging over the back axle, which, although terrific for some situations, implied that the cyclist was forced to shift from fore as well as aft on the bike throughout the trip.