While we 'd normally leave the limericks and also whatnot for the Irishmen, we could not hold back on our appreciation of the GT Fury Team's straight-ahead steamroller sensibilities. Inspect it out below:
Specialized didn't skimp on the Standing' components, either. Its 2.3-inch Butcher DH tires are fast-rolling and also instilled confidence in dry, damp, hardpack as well as loosened conditions. The RockShox Boxxer RC fork and Fox Van RC shock are also strong selections.
Suspension configuration was very easy as well as damping control was simple yet reliable, with a large range of adjustability, from pogo-stick quick to molasses slow. Improvements? Much more effective brakes would certainly have been nice. The Potion 5s are effective for route brakes, but not sufficient for downhill rigs.
Kona has long been referred to as the blue collar bike brand, which is no accident. The firm was improved using very trusted bikes at cost effective rates. Certain, at times, Kona has excluded some bells and whistles in order to do so, and they've frequently been a little bit heavy, however being the lightest or the flashiest brand name on the block has never been Kona's goal. Kona has traditionally focused on making bikes that ride well as well as last forever, something we can all appreciate.
Devinci's downhill beast feels comfy from the initial pedal stroke. The short 430-millimeter chainstays coupled with the low standover instilled confidence to toss this bike around on tough surface. For a downhill bike, the Wilson pedals effectively, as well as cranking from corners was simple as well as enjoyable in comparison to a few of the other DH bikes we checked.
Our testers had quite strong opinions when it involved fit and also some managing facets. Cyclists reported that it felt cramped in the front, leading to an odd position that left you either standing high with brief triangulation or reduced with your behind over the back and arm joints down. It felt a little high and also high, not always because of the angles, but because of a reasonably lengthy backside as well as short front end.