Certain, 5 years ago 40 extra pounds was thought about affordable for a downhill bike however that was five years back. Forty pounds is a whole lot nowadays. I do not adhere dogmatically to the rule that much less is much more not always but the issue is that the Bettor does feel like a lot of bike. A long lap on the Bettor and the weight becomes a drag.
Nukeproof's three-stage Results Linkage suspension provides 210 millimeters of rear-wheel travel as well as, when incorporated with the Walking cane Creek Double Barrel shock, decimates every little thing in its course. We all agreed that parts are stellar. From the box you require not change a point, although you may want to most likely to Walking stick Creek's internet site for tips on tuning the shock.
This is a heavy-duty bike. It seems like it might survive being shaken off a 12-story roof into a rug made of ground mine. This makes it a perfect candidate for being a bike park daily motorist. However, that energy comes with a price. Considering in at 40 extra pounds (with pedals and also tubes, straight out of the box) this bike is quite in the heavyweight classification.
Most of the tubes on the brand-new Operator are rounded, with the exception of the seat tube. Kona sculpted the seat tube to function as a mud guard for the shock, permitting it to remain protected enough to be positioned inverted. Mud dropping was a huge consider the industrial style of the bike. Notice the information sheet on the frame outlining everything from chainstay size to headset kind.
If there were a full-blown pedal drag race between all the downhill bikes we checked, the V10C would handily show them its seat rails; it exceled at finding rate, especially in places where various other bikes obtained slowed down. It additionally attracted high marks for adaptability, as the back suspension is adjustable from 8.5 to 10 inches.
Kona will certainly supply two specifications for the new Driver. The one envisioned below, the Supreme Operator includes a complete Shimano Saint team, Fox 40 Air fork and DHX RC4 shock, Hope centers and also Mavic 729 rims, as well as goes for under $7,000. While that's not inexpensive, compare that to the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 at $10,000. The other Driver, with the very same exact framework, will certainly be available in under $4,100 with Shimano Zee cranks, Sram Code brakes, and also Rock Shox suspension. We can not wait to throw our leg over one.