Wide Funn bars and direct install stem, Fox 40s, Shimano Zee groupset, all excellent. The Zee brakes and drivetrain are totally comparable to it's extra costly Saint sibling. Schwalbe Muddy Marys? Although not a negative tire, they do measure in very broad and bubbly, making it really feel a little bouncy and not as predictable as some. Schwalbe's Magic Mary might be the ticket.
Of the 6 downhill bikes we tested in this year's Holy bible of Bike Tests, the Specialized Demo 8 II truly stood apart from the remainder. Every one of our testers agreed the geometry was perfect, and also they instantly felt comfortable on the bike. As well as the traction? Unparalleled. View this video clip to discover why the Demo pressed our testers to bill more challenging on our DH examination track near Flagstaff, Arizona.
One complaint is the no chainstay security; the chain whipping onto the large hollow tubes sounds like a box of spanners being thrown away of a helicopter. Both the Shimano Zee brakes and also gears and Fox 40 fork provide bombproof toughness and also race efficiency at a practical cost.
A lot of our testers were stunned at the flight quality of the Standing II as well as promptly really felt comfy on it. At 38.5 extra pounds, it's definitely not the lightest of the bunch, however that didn't maintain it from really feeling extremely lively and also playful. The cockpit really felt spot-on and also the bike's user-friendly geometry lends it a secure, yet maneuverable feel.
While we 'd generally leave the limericks and whatnot for the Irishmen, we couldn't keep back on our praise of the GT Fury Team's straight-ahead steamroller perceptiveness. Inspect it out below:
A couple of laps on the Gambler and also my arms would begin to burn out. A couple of more as well as I would certainly be ready to call it quits for the day. The bike's center of mass is low and main (an excellent thing), but there's just a great deal of mass to this bike. Plus, because the bike really feels so spirited and also wants to go-hard/go-sideways/keep-going, you end up discovering its bulk. You start to get comfortable, you begin to press the bike difficult and after that you begin obtaining worn down.