DH bikes are a considerable financial investment, and it behaves to understand that if you unintentionally backed over it with the truck that you may really do more damages to the truck.
Our staff was totally divided on Santa Cruz's front runner DH equipment. With back to back Globe Championship pedigree, and also a similarly impressive price, the largest debate got on value. Be sure to listen when the testers mention fit, as this bike operates on the tiny side.
Devinci's downhill monster feels comfy from the first pedal stroke. The short 430-millimeter chainstays coupled with the low standover instilled self-confidence to toss this bike around on rugged surface. For a downhill bike, the Wilson pedals successfully, and also cranking from edges was easy and delightful in contrast to some of the other DH bikes we tested.
150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little surprised to see 135-millimeter spacing. However, the Standing II still won the hearts of all our testers, cost be damned.
We rode as well as wrote about the Scott Casino player 10 for the 2013 Holy Bible Of Bike Tests, and also we liked it (See? Below's that evaluation.). Actually, we liked it so much to ensure that we had to make sure we liked it as much as we did. At least that was our excuse for getting more trip time aboard the Casino player. We had one shipped up to Whistler for some bike park slamming throughout the summer season.
The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, yet the chainstays are a brief 432 millimeters, which allows you to devote to the front wheel more than several bikes, and also it still really feels receptive. We did wonder about the high standover. Such crotch touching is a typical quality of GT bikes that we want would certainly alter.