I'm a huge follower of exactly how this bike's suspension feels. It seems like numerous different bikes all covered right into one. If you want to hammer rough routes then the suspension consumes the strikes and also moves the bike much faster as well as quicker with the gnar. Then if you want to pump and play, the bike has the ability to stay up, squash as well as jump. These two contrasting traits truly brings to mind the Evil Rebellion, a fighter that wanted to dance.
We were sent out a medium frame, but after riding it some much more, I would certainly opt for a plus size. The slack headangle as well as short reach tended to have us hanging over the back axle, which, although remarkable for some circumstances, implied that the cyclist was compelled to change from fore and aft on the bike throughout the ride.
One complaint is the zero chainstay defense; the chain whipping onto the huge hollow tubes seems like a box of spanners being thrown away of a helicopter. Both the Shimano Zee brakes as well as gears and Fox 40 fork supply bombproof toughness as well as race efficiency at a practical price.
The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, however the chainstays are a brief 432 millimeters, which permits you to commit to the front wheel greater than many bikes, and it still really feels responsive. We did question the high standover. Such crotch touching is a typical attribute of GT bikes that we desire would alter.
Specialized didn't stint the Status' parts, either. Its 2.3-inch Butcher DH tires are fast-rolling as well as instilled self-confidence in dry, damp, hardpack and also loosened conditions. The RockShox Boxxer RC fork and also Fox Van RC shock are likewise solid selections.
Our testers enjoyed the bike's adjustability as well as the linkage's all-bump sensitivity. Some of our testers felt that it was just when you rose to speed up on 'big-boy' terrain that you can totally understand the Scott Gambler's true character, however I found it to be an exceptionally spirited as well as fun bike long prior to you got to greater rates. Its stamina, rigidity as well as personality would certainly make it as a lot a park bike as a racing beast.