The Specialized Standing II may not supply the bling factor of some other steeds in this category, however it'll align and smoke bikes that set you back twice as much. This isn't just one more strong bike for the cost-- it's just a sensational bike. The fact that it is inexpensive is simply the icing on the cake.
Of the 6 downhill bikes we evaluated in this year's Bible of Bike Tests, the Specialized Demo 8 II truly stood apart from the remainder. All our testers agreed the geometry was excellent, as well as they right away felt at home on the bike. And the traction? Unparalleled. See this video clip to learn why the Demo pressed our testers to charge harder on our DH test track near Flagstaff, Arizona.
One gripe is the no chainstay security; the chain whipping into the huge hollow tubes seems like a box of spanners being thrown out of a helicopter. Both the Shimano Zee brakes as well as gears and Fox 40 fork supply bombproof longevity and race efficiency at a reasonable price.
The Gambler has two bottom brace elevation choices readjusted by the lower shock screw. The lower hole supplies a 0 millimeter base brace decrease, while the upper opening gives a +10 millimeter base bracket decrease.
The Fury's toptube looks like thick as a bent upper leg as well as the back triangular is so substantial that appearance informs you this bike prepares to trade blows. The front end is spacious and the hindquarters small. GT pushed the front end out, both at the axle making use of a 63-degree head-angle, and at the cabin. The 438-millimeter reach on dimension medium enhances stability, permits room for handling and also creates a feeling of firmly secured wheels.
The pedaling efficiency speaks to the Split Pivot linkage layout, which dishes out trusted all-round grip and also rear-end rigidity. All this translates into a ground-hugging equipment, however, despite that, it pled to be taken off the ground. Aboard the Wilson, we were influenced to introduce dives and also commit to success.