Whatever about this bike screams beefy, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would certainly make a motocross bike envious. Housed because durable swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle and also Nukeproof's interchangeable dropout inserts that allow you to adjustchainstay size from 435 to 445 millimeters.
Our staff was completely split on Santa Cruz's flagship DH device. With back to back Globe Championship pedigree, and also an equally impressive price, the most significant debate was on worth. Be sure to focus when the testers state fit, as this bike works on the small side.
We rode as well as wrote about the Scott Gambler 10 for the 2013 Bible Of Bike Tests, and also we liked it (See? Right here's that testimonial.). In fact, we liked it a lot so that we had to make certain we liked it as long as we did. A minimum of that was our justification for obtaining even more ride time aboard the Gambler. We had actually one delivered approximately Whistler for some bike park slamming throughout the summertime.
Suspension setup was simple and damping control was easy yet efficient, with a vast array of adjustability, from pogo-stick fast to molasses slow-moving. Improvements? A lot more effective brakes would have been nice. The Elixir 5s are effective for path brakes, however not enough for downhill gears.
Previous Operators had a pinch bolt on the non-drive side alone, but screening revealed that turning forces were enduring the axle. Including a pinch bolt to the drive-side as well enhances stiffness as well as stamina. The flagship version is spec 'd with Hope centers, which make certain to last a minimum of as long as the bike.
I'm a big fan of just how this bike's suspension feels. It seems like numerous different bikes all wrapped right into one. If you intend to hammer harsh paths then the suspension eats up the blows and moves the bike much faster as well as much faster through the gnar. Then if you wish to pump and also play, the bike has the ability to stay up, squash and also leap. These 2 contrasting characteristics truly brings to mind the Evil Rebellion, a fighter that preferred to dance.