The Independent Drivetrain suspension platform has been changed for 2014. The reasonably high major pivot offers a rearward axle course so the suspension gobbles up hits while the floating bottom brace reduces the chain growth of the style. The result is a supportive feeling with the stroke, enabling the bike to be flipped around and also really feel bottomless, specifically on larger hits.
Brief chainstays maintain the rear wheel confined, a low bottom bracket makes the bike feel like a port vehicle and also a reduced toptube gives plenty of space to walk around on the bike and commit weight where required. Each tester said he immediately felt at home on this bike, because despite being an extreme extremist, the Demo 8 in some way has the manners of a modest.
Group Monster Energy-Specialized debuted this concept in 2010, and lots of racers have because attempted replicating it with their own less-ingenious customizations. Sadly, it doesn't work perfectly because the restriction screws on the derailleur do not stop over-shifting at the top sprocket, although a synthetic guard does aid.
The Gambler has 2 bottom brace elevation options readjusted by the lower shock screw. The reduced hole offers a 0 millimeter bottom brace drop, while the top hole gives a +10 millimeter bottom brace drop.
The bike's suspension performance could be placed down to having a high main pivot which functions well for big hits and square side bump absorption (rearward axle path). On top of that using the Drifting Link suspension design creates a suspension contour which is linear for the first 50 percent as well as progressive with the last fifty percent of the traveling, allowing great tiny bump conformity and also raised support when the path needs or when a cyclist pushes on the bike (preloading on departure, for instance).
The carbon Operator has internal cable transmitting. I could already see the hate comments piling up, however allow me discuss. Angling cable televisions with frameworks draws, which is why Kona glued in carbon guide tubes for the rear derailleur and brake. Many thanks guys. If you would certainly prefer to run your cords outside, you could do that as well. Every detail was considered. Check how the shift cord goes through the ISCG tab, keeping the derailleur housing away from the drivetrain. That obviously was extremely challenging to persuade the factory to do.