The Bettor has 2 bottom bracket height alternatives adjusted by the lower shock screw. The lower hole supplies a 0 millimeter base bracket drop, while the top opening provides a +10 millimeter base brace drop.
The real standout of the show was the Öhlins TTX 22M rear shock, made by the Swedish suspension firm particularly around the Trial 8 (and also Enduro Evo) exclusively for Specialized. The high-volume, twin-tube design has a basic change range, with high- and low-speed dials that keep the shock working within the useable series of the bike.
We rode and also blogged about the Scott Bettor 10 for the 2013 Bible Of Bike Tests, as well as we liked it (See? Below's that testimonial.). Actually, we liked it so much so that we had to make sure we liked it as long as we did. At least that was our excuse for obtaining even more flight time aboard the Casino player. We had one shipped as much as Whistler for some bike park bashing throughout the summer season.
Everything concerning this bike screams beefy, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would certainly make a motocross bike jealous. Housed in that robust swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle and also Nukeproof's interchangeable failure inserts that enable you to adjustchainstay size from 435 to 445 millimeters.
A couple of laps on the Bettor and my arms would certainly start to burn out. A couple of even more as well as I 'd prepare to call it quits for the day. The bike's center of gravity is low and central (an excellent point), but there's simply a lot of mass to this bike. Plus, since the bike really feels so lively and also wishes to go-hard/go-sideways/keep-going, you wind up seeing its mass. You begin to obtain comfy, you start to push the bike tough and afterwards you begin getting tired out.
Short chainstays maintain the back wheel corralled, a reduced base bracket makes the bike seem like a port auto and also a low toptube supplies a lot of space to move around on the bike and dedicate weight where essential. Each tester claimed he right away felt comfortable on this bike, due to the fact that in spite of being an extreme extremist, the Demonstration 8 in some way has the good manners of a modest.