The Wilson got a few key component upgrades this year. The framework is currently readily available with the 216-millimeter RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock, and Whistler-born-and-bred Chromag gets the nod for bars and stem this year. The 780-millimeter-wide Fubars as well as the Director stem replaced the Truvativ Boobar and also Hozfeller direct-mount stem.
We rode and also covered the Scott Bettor 10 for the 2013 Holy Bible Of Bike Tests, and we liked it (See? Right here's that testimonial.). As a matter of fact, we liked it so much to ensure that we should see to it we liked it as long as we did. At the very least that was our excuse for getting more ride time aboard the Bettor. We had one shipped up to Whistler for some bike park slamming throughout the summer season.
The Casino player had a lively nature, popped off lips well as well as merely frolicked in the roughest parts of the trail. The bottom-bracket elevation is flexible from 13.6 inches to 14 inches, which in mix with the low center of mass and short back side offered it a fun feel. The extremely stiff structure as well as tight back side make it possible to devote to the surface and also get more grip.
Team Beast Energy-Specialized debuted this concept in 2010, and lots of racers have given that attempted duplicating it with their very own less-ingenious modifications. Unfortunately, it doesn't work faultlessly since the limit screws on the derailleur don't prevent over-shifting at the top sprocket, although a synthetic guard does assist.
Everything about this bike screams burly, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would make a motocross bike envious. Housed because durable swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle and Nukeproof's compatible failure inserts that enable you to adjustchainstay length from 435 to 445 millimeters.
Kona has long been called the blue collar bike brand, which is no mishap. The company was improved offering incredibly reliable bikes at budget-friendly prices. Certain, at times, Kona has omitted some bells and whistles in order to do so, and also they have actually typically been a little bit hefty, yet being the lightest or the flashiest brand on the block has never ever been Kona's goal. Kona has generally focused on making bikes that ride well and also last for life, something we could all value.