Our testers loved the bike's adjustability as well as the linkage's all-bump sensitivity. Several of our testers really felt that it was just once you got up to speed up on 'big-boy' surface that you can totally realize the Scott Bettor's real character, yet I found it to be an immensely playful and enjoyable bike long prior to you got to higher speeds. Its stamina, stiffness and also character would make it as a lot a park bike as a racing beast.
Wide Funn bars and direct place stem, Fox 40s, Shimano Zee groupset, all great. The Zee brakes and drivetrain are completely equivalent to it's extra pricey Saint brother or sister. Schwalbe Muddy Marys? Although not a bad tire, they do gauge in extremely broad as well as bubbly, making it feel a little bouncy as well as not as predictable as some. Schwalbe's Magic Mary might be the ticket.
Downhill racers will value the efficiency at top speeds. This thing wants to be ridden quickly, a truth that was shown absolutely this year by Devinci rider as well as World Cup Champion Stevie Smith. While we can't pin it anywhere near as rapid as Stevie can, we did notice that the faster as well as harder we pushed the bike, the better it performed, annihilating harsh and also rocky surface as we took down the trail with a purpose.
Is it a bike park daily motorist for somebody that desires a dependable, spirited, do-anything bike? Or is it a race tool that could go on a diet plan to get the outright a lot of it? I would certainly say it's both. In spite of what feel like harsh objections of the Casino player I actually, deeply appreciated my time aboard it and also was sorry to see it go. Intense objections are much easier to hand out to bikes that we feel are so close to achievement. I absolutely really hope that the Casino player will be beautified quickly. A bit of weight management and also a tiny bit of a shape modification and also this bike would be a traditional. Right now, it's just excellent.
This year, it has a new carbon front triangular and swingarm and also a stiffer carbon top web link. It has thoughtful touches like shaped protectors on both chainstays as well as on the downtube, a threaded bottom brace, and also fork stops with integrated cable routing on both sides of the headtube. The front triangular makes use of a monocoque construction as well as has actually been lost weight by 300 grams. Take off one more 400 grams for the brand-new back side and also you've obtained a sub-8-pound DH framework.
The Gambler has 2 bottom brace height options changed by the lower shock bolt. The lower hole supplies a 0 millimeter bottom bracket decrease, while the top opening gives a +10 millimeter base bracket decline.