At just under 40 pounds, the bike really felt heavy in our hands by contemporary DH race-bike standards, however appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Bettor wasn't every tester's preferred bike in the gravity classification, several of us definitely enjoyed it. It's a big bike designed for red-blooded, white-knuckle action and also grins given, obviously, that you prepare and also able to push the envelope.
In the unthinkable occasion of nuclear holocaust, just the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and also the cockroaches would be left standing. Well, really, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill gear would not be standing in any way it would be speeding down technical surface at mind-numbing rates. And also it would certainly crush any roach that scampered right into its path. Enjoy this video clip to learn why.
We claimed during our Scriptures of Bike Examinations that, 'The Bettor is slack. As well slack, possibly, for some bikers. When you are discussing the ability to change the HA from 63 to 62 levels, you know you remain in Slackland.'
One complaint is the zero chainstay security; the chain whipping into 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 also Fox 40 fork offer bombproof resilience as well as race performance at a sensible price.
Final Take: The Pulse and cockroaches would be the only points undamaged after a nuclear war. A bomber, downhill speed maker. The Nukeproof Pulse Pro appears like it was taken of a solid item of aluminum. With such an enforcing existence, it's a bike we were eager to turn a leg over, but not so eager to raise onto the tailgate.
Every component on the Trial seems like it was hand-selected for its best objective, rather than draped as a second thought. Custom Avid Code X0 Globe Mug brakes using X0 bars and Code calipers demonstrate a compulsive attention to detail. The drivetrain is a special 7-speed setup that utilizes a SRAM 9-speed shifter and derailleur on a micro 7-speed Shimano cassette. Why not simply offer all nine gears? Our bet is that Specialized wished to bring Globe Mug details to Sunday battlers.