150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little stunned to see 135-millimeter spacing. Nonetheless, the Status II still won the hearts of all our testers, cost be damned.
While we enjoy the point-and-plough nature of having such a slack bike, it does become challenging. Mastering corners does require mindfulness for the very first few flights on the Casino player. With the wheel so far out in front, it is very easy to have it push out of turns and it's only when you start doing some significant bodyweight/position adjustments that you tame the beast. Certain, you can claim that this kind of slack headangle works better when going down steeper terrain, but only incredibly high surface when there are no edges.
The Scott Gambler 10 is slack. Also slack, perhaps, for some cyclists. When you are discussing the ability to readjust the head angle from 63 to 62 levels, you know you're in Slackland. To not simply delight in, but to really handle a bike such as this, you have to dedicate to such geometry. Much less experienced riders could battle with such angles, but then again, the Casino player wasn't actually made for unskilled motorcyclists.
The Wilson got a couple of key component upgrades this year. The frame is currently available with the 216-millimeter RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock, and Whistler-born-and-bred Chromag gets approval for bars and also stem this year. The 780-millimeter-wide Fubars as well as the Supervisor stem replaced the Truvativ Boobar and Hozfeller direct-mount stem.
One complaint is the zero chainstay defense; the chain whipping onto the huge hollow tubes sounds 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 performance at a practical cost.
Previous Operators had a pinch screw on the non-drive side alone, but testing revealed that benting forces were wearing on the axle. Including a pinch screw to the drive-side too enhances stiffness and strength. The flagship version is spec 'd with Hope hubs, which are sure to last a minimum of as long as the bike.