The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, but the chainstays are a short 432 millimeters, which enables you to commit to the front wheel more than numerous bikes, and also it still feels responsive. We did question the high standover. Such crotch touching is a regular characteristic of GT bikes that we wish would certainly transform.
A couple of laps on the Gambler and also my arms would certainly begin to burn out. A couple of even more and I would certainly be ready to call it stops for the day. The bike's center of gravity is low and main (a very good thing), but there's simply a great deal of mass to this bike. And also, since the bike feels so lively and also wants to go-hard/go-sideways/keep-going, you wind up noticing its mass. You start to get comfy, you start to push the bike tough and then you begin getting tired out.
The Bettor has 2 lower bracket height options adjusted by the lower shock bolt. The lower hole supplies a 0 millimeter base bracket decline, while the upper opening gives a +10 millimeter base brace decrease.
DH bikes are a substantial investment, and it's nice to recognize that if you accidentally backed over it with the truck that you could in fact do even more damage to the truck.
Our testers had quite strong viewpoints when it came to fit and some managing facets. Bikers reported that it really felt confined in the front, causing a strange placement that left you either standing high with brief triangulation or low with your behind over the rear and elbow joints down. It felt a little high as well as steep, not necessarily because of the angles, however due to a relatively long backside and short front end.
The Independent Drivetrain suspension platform has actually been customized for 2014. The moderately high major pivot gives a rearward axle path so the suspension gobbles up hits while the floating base bracket reduces the chain development of the style. The result is a helpful feel via the stroke, enabling the bike to be flipped around and also feel bottomless, particularly on larger hits.