This is a heavy-duty bike. It seems like it can survive being shaken off a 12-story roof covering onto a carpet made of land mines. This makes it an excellent candidate for being a bike park daily motorist. Nevertheless, that brawn comes at a rate. Weighing in at 40 extra pounds (with pedals as well as tubes, right out of the box) this bike is significantly in the heavyweight group.
We were sent a medium frame, however after riding it some much more, I would certainly select a plus size. The slack headangle and also short reach tended to have us hanging over the back axle, which, although remarkable for some situations, meant that the rider was compelled to move from fore and also aft on the bike throughout the ride.
In the unimaginable event of nuclear holocaust, only the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and also the cockroaches would certainly be left standing. Well, actually, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill gear wouldn't be standing at all it would be speeding down technological terrain at mind-numbing rates. And also it would certainly squash any kind of roach that scooted right into its course. Enjoy this video clip to figure out why.
Kona has actually long been called heaven collar bike brand name, which is no mishap. The business was improved providing very trusted bikes at economical prices. Sure, at times, Kona has actually left out some bells and whistles in order to do so, and also they have actually commonly been a little bit hefty, but being the lightest or the flashiest brand on the block has actually never ever been Kona's mission. Kona has actually generally concentrated on making bikes that ride well and also last forever, something we can all appreciate.
This year, it has a brand-new carbon front triangular as well as swingarm as well as a stiffer carbon top web link. It has thoughtful touches like molded guards on both chainstays in addition to on the downtube, a threaded bottom brace, and fork quits with integrated cable transmitting on both sides of the headtube. The front triangular makes use of a monocoque building and construction as well as has been lost weight by 300 grams. Take off another 400 grams for the new rear end and also you have actually got a sub-8-pound DH frame.
Downhill racers will value the efficiency at full throttle. This thing wishes to be ridden quickly, a truth that was shown absolutely this year by Devinci biker and also Globe Mug Champion Stevie Smith. While we can not pin it anywhere near as quick as Stevie can, we did discover that the faster as well as harder we pushed the bike, the much better it performed, wiping out harsh and rough terrain as we tore down the trail with a function.