We claimed throughout our Holy bible of Bike Tests that, 'The Bettor is slack. As well slack, probably, for some motorcyclists. When you are talking about the capacity to adjust the HA from 63 to 62 degrees, you understand you remain in Slackland.'
In the unimaginable occasion of nuclear holocaust, just the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and the roaches would be left standing. Well, in fact, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill rig would not be standing at all it would be hurtling down technological surface at mind-numbing rates. And also it would certainly squash any kind of roach that scurried right into its path. Enjoy this video clip to figure out why.
While we take pleasure in the point-and-plough nature of having such a slack bike, it does come to be challenging. Understanding corners does need mindfulness for the very first few trips on the Gambler. With the wheel up until now out in front, it is very easy to have it push out of turns as well as it's just once you start doing some substantial bodyweight/position modifications that you tame the beast. Sure, you could claim that this sort of slack headangle functions much better when going down steeper terrain, yet just incredibly high surface when there are no edges.
Kona has actually long been called the blue collar bike brand, which is no accident. The business was improved offering incredibly reputable bikes at inexpensive rates. Certain, sometimes, Kona has actually excluded some bells and whistles in order to do so, and they've commonly been a bit heavy, but being the lightest or the flashiest brand name on the block has never ever been Kona's objective. Kona has actually traditionally focused on making bikes that ride well and last for life, something we can all appreciate.
The Casino player we were sent out featured a 275-pound springtime on a Fox DHX RC2 rear shock, something that appeared we needed to transform immediately. I weigh 76KG (absolutely not portly) as well as I was blowing with the traveling all as well easily (something that led to a ruined chain overview taco on the first lap). This weight of spring may match lighter riders, but it had not been enough for our needs. As soon as swapped out for a 350-pound springtime, points became much, much better. The bike had the ability to stay up in its travel, not drag its bottom (brace) on the ground or lose the front wheel somewhere right into following week.
We rode and wrote about the Scott Gambler 10 for the 2013 Bible Of Bike Tests, and also we liked it (See? Here's that evaluation.). As a matter of fact, we liked it so much to make sure that we had to make sure we liked it as long as we did. At the very least that was our excuse for getting more ride time aboard the Gambler. We had one delivered approximately Whistler for some bike park slamming throughout the summertime.