Of the 6 downhill bikes we checked in this year's Scriptures of Bike Tests, the Specialized Trial 8 II really stood apart from the remainder. All our testers concurred the geometry was best, as well as they quickly felt comfortable on the bike. And the traction? Unparalleled. See this video to find out why the Demo pressed our testers to charge harder on our DH test track near Flagstaff, Arizona.
With a price of greater than $10,000, our examination bike is truly a dream build, right to the Enve wheels. There was some conversation about whether carbon wheels belong on a downhill bike, however they are tight and help an already nippy bike accelerate even faster.
150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little surprised to see 135-millimeter spacing. However, the Standing II still won the hearts of all our testers, rate be damned.
If there were an all-out pedal drag race between all the downhill bikes we evaluated, the V10C would smoothly reveal them its seat rails; it exceled at discovering speed, particularly in position where other bikes obtained slowed down. It additionally drew high marks for versatility, as the rear suspension is adjustable from 8.5 to 10 inches.
While we 'd generally leave the limericks and also whatnot for the Irishmen, we couldn't keep back on our praise of the GT Fierceness Team's straight-ahead steamroller sensibilities. Check it out right here:
The automobile market makes use of the term 'halo vehicle' to describe a peak model that could market in smaller sized numbers, but showcases the brand's capabilities. The V10C is something of a halo bike for Santa Cruz.