Specialized really did not skimp on the Standing' components, either. Its 2.3-inch Butcher DH tires are fast-rolling as well as instilled self-confidence in completely dry, wet, hardpack as well as loose problems. The RockShox Boxxer RC fork and Fox Van RC shock are likewise solid choices.
150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little stunned to see 135-millimeter spacing. However, the Standing II still won the hearts of all our testers, cost be damned.
If there were an all-out pedal drag race between all the downhill bikes we examined, the V10C would smoothly show them its seat rails; it exceled at discovering speed, especially in position where other bikes obtained slowed down. It additionally drew high marks for flexibility, as the back suspension is flexible from 8.5 to 10 inches.
The Bettor is flexible and also we did play around with the setups to discover a balance. Both adjustments either make the lower bracket higher or reduced and the rear end shorter or much longer; they do not lengthen the reach of the bike, which is what we really wanted. Our demonstration version really did not had the needed flexible headset cups that retail versions do, something that we would certainly have taken pleasure in fettling with to steepen the headangle a touch without changing the lower brace or bar height (points that happen if you flip the chip on the shock mount or readjust the amount of stanchion in the fork crowns).
One complaint is the zero chainstay security; the chain whipping onto the big hollow tubes seems like a box of spanners being thrown out of a helicopter. Both the Shimano Zee brakes as well as gears and also Fox 40 fork provide bombproof longevity as well as race performance at a reasonable price.
Our testers had pretty solid point of views when it involved fit as well as some taking care of aspects. 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 backside over the rear as well as elbow joints down. It felt a little high and steep, not always due to the angles, however because of a relatively lengthy backside and brief front end.