The Independent Drivetrain suspension platform has been modified for 2014. The fairly high main pivot provides a rearward axle course so the suspension gobbles up hits while the floating bottom bracket minimizes the chain growth of the design. The outcome is a helpful feeling through the stroke, permitting the bike to be flicked around and feel bottomless, especially on bigger hits.
With a cost of more than $10,000, our test bike is actually a dream develop, all the way down to the Enve wheels. There was some discussion about whether carbon wheels belong on a downhill bike, however they are tight and assist an already nippy bike accelerate even faster.
I'm a huge fan of exactly how this bike's suspension really feels. It feels like a number of different bikes all wrapped right into one. If you intend to hammer harsh paths then the suspension consumes the blows and also pushes the bike faster as well as quicker with the gnar. After that if you wish to pump and also play, the bike is able to sit up, squash and leap. These two different traits truly brings to mind the Wickedness Revolt, a fighter that wanted to dance.
In the unimaginable event of nuclear holocaust, just the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and also the cockroaches would be left standing. Well, really, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill gear wouldn't be standing whatsoever it would be speeding down technological terrain at mind-numbing speeds. As well as it would certainly squash any roach that hurried into its course. Watch this video clip to learn why.
The Specialized Standing II could not provide the bling variable of other steeds in this classification, yet it'll line up and smoke bikes that set you back twice as much. This isn't really just another solid bike for the rate-- it's simply an extraordinary bike. That it is economical is merely the crowning achievement.
The genuine standout of the program was the Öhlins TTX 22M back shock, designed by the Swedish suspension company particularly around the Demonstration 8 (as well as Enduro Evo) solely for Specialized. The high-volume, twin-tube layout has an easy change variety, with high- as well as low-speed dials that maintain the shock functioning within the useable range of the bike.