We rode as well as covered the Scott Bettor 10 for the 2013 Scriptures Of Bike Tests, as well as we liked it (See? Right here's that testimonial.). In fact, we liked it so much so that we should make sure we liked it as long as we did. At least that was our excuse for obtaining more ride time aboard the Casino player. We had one shipped up to Whistler for some bike park bashing throughout the summer.
Most of the tubes on the new Operator are round, with the exception of the seat tube. Kona formed the seat tube to work as a mud guard for the shock, permitting it to stay safeguarded sufficient to be positioned upside down. Mud dropping was a huge factor in the industrial design of the bike. Notice the information sheet on the structure specificing every little thing from chainstay size to headset type.
In the unimaginable event of nuclear holocaust, just the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and the cockroaches would be left standing. Well, actually, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill rig wouldn't be standing in all it would certainly be hurtling down technical surface at mind-numbing rates. And also it would squash any type of roach that scurried right into its path. Watch this video to learn why.
The Casino player 10 comes shod with the Shimano Zee groupset, which did so well it left us examining the advantages of the a lot more pricey Saint group. The Scott likewise featured properly large Funn bars, and testers located the Fox 40 to be an excellent suitable for the bike.
Downhill racers will value the efficiency at full throttle. This point intends to be ridden fast, a fact that was confirmed emphatically this year by Devinci cyclist as well as Globe Mug Champ Stevie Smith. While we can't pin it anywhere near as rapid as Stevie can, we did observe that the faster and also harder we pressed the bike, the better it executed, annihilating rough and rough surface as we tore down the trail with an objective.
Previous Operators had a pinch bolt on the non-drive side alone, yet screening revealed that benting pressures were enduring the axle. Including a pinch screw to the drive-side too raises rigidity and toughness. The flagship design is spec 'd with Hope hubs, which are sure to last at least as long as the bike.