The Wilson obtained a few essential component upgrades this year. The structure is now readily available with the 216-millimeter RockShox Vivid R2C back shock, as well as Whistler-born-and-bred Chromag gets the nod for bars as well as stem this year. The 780-millimeter-wide Fubars and the Supervisor stem changed the Truvativ Boobar as well as Hozfeller direct-mount stem.
We claimed during our Scriptures of Bike Tests that, 'The Gambler is slack. Too slack, maybe, for some motorcyclists. When you are speaking about the capacity to change the HA from 63 to 62 degrees, you recognize you remain in Slackland.'
At just under 40 pounds, the bike felt heavy in our hands by contemporary DH race-bike standards, but appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Bettor had not been every tester's favorite bike in the gravity classification, a few of us absolutely enjoyed it. It's a large bike created for red-blooded, white-knuckle action as well as smiles given, obviously, that you're ready and able to forge ahead.
Our testers enjoyed the bike's adjustability as well as the linkage's all-bump sensitivity. Several of our testers really felt that it was only when you rose to speed up on 'big-boy' surface that you can totally understand the Scott Bettor's real personality, yet I located it to be an immensely playful as well as enjoyable bike long prior to you reached greater rates. Its toughness, tightness as well as character would make it as much a park bike as an auto racing beast.
Nukeproof's three-stage Fallout Affiliation suspension supplies 210 millimeters of rear-wheel traveling as well as, when integrated with the Cane Creek Dual Barrel shock, decimates whatever in its course. All of us agreed that parts are outstanding. Out of package you require not change a point, although you might want to go to Walking cane Creek's internet site for ideas on adjusting the shock.
Among the hardest facets of testing gravity-oriented bikes is locating a program that truly presses these big beasts to their real possibility. And even after that, locating a path that straddles the great line between the spontaneity of freeride and the calculated imperative of DH-racing rate could be a challenging task. Did our testers find the Devinci Wilson Carbon RC to be a bike with one wheel in each of these worlds? Find out in today's 2014 Bible of Bike Tests 'Roundtable Reels' video.