Most of our testers were stunned at the trip high quality of the Status II and also immediately really felt comfortable on it. At 38.5 extra pounds, it's definitely not the lightest of the lot, but that really did not keep it from really feeling very vibrant and also playful. The cabin felt spot-on as well as the bike's instinctive geometry offers it a stable, yet manoeuvrable feel.
Specialized really did not stint the Status' elements, either. Its 2.3-inch Butcher DH tires are fast-rolling and instilled self-confidence in completely dry, wet, hardpack and loosened problems. The RockShox Boxxer RC fork as well as Fox Van RC shock are also solid options.
Team Monster Energy-Specialized debuted this idea in 2010, and also numerous racers have since tried duplicating it with their own less-ingenious modifications. Regrettably, it does not work flawlessly since the restriction screws on the derailleur do not avoid over-shifting on top sprocket, although a synthetic guard does assist.
While we take pleasure in the point-and-plough nature of having such a slack bike, it does end up being difficult. Understanding corners does need mindfulness for the initial couple of trips on the Gambler. With the wheel up until now out in front, it is easy to have it press out of turns and also it's just as soon as you start doing some significant bodyweight/position corrections that you tame the beast. Certain, you could say that this sort of slack headangle functions better when heading down steeper terrain, yet just incredibly high terrain and when there are no edges.
The Fierceness's toptube appears as thick as a bent thigh and the rear triangle is so stout that one look tells you this bike is ready to trade impacts. The front end is roomy as well as the hindquarters portable. GT pressed the front end out, both at the axle utilizing a 63-degree head-angle, and at the cabin. The 438-millimeter reach on size medium boosts security, enables area for maneuvering as well as produces a sensation of securely secured wheels.
At just under 40 pounds, the bike really felt hefty in our hands by contemporary DH race-bike requirements, yet appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Bettor had not been every tester's favorite bike in the gravity category, some of us absolutely enjoyed it. It's a big bike designed for red-blooded, white-knuckle activity and also smiles supplied, certainly, that you're ready as well as able to push the envelope.