The actual standout of the program was the Öhlins TTX 22M rear shock, developed by the Swedish suspension business specifically around the Trial 8 (and Enduro Evo) specifically for Specialized. The high-volume, twin-tube design has a basic adjustment variety, with high- as well as low-speed dials that maintain the shock functioning within the useable variety of the bike.
If there were a full-blown pedal drag race in between all the downhill bikes we tested, the V10C would easily show them its seat rails; it exceled at locating speed, specifically in position where various other bikes got slowed down. It likewise attracted high marks for versatility, as the back suspension is flexible from 8.5 to 10 inches.
In the unimaginable event of nuclear holocaust, only the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and the roaches would certainly be left standing. Well, actually, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill rig wouldn't be standing whatsoever it would certainly be speeding down technical surface at mind-numbing rates. And it would certainly crush any kind of cockroach that scooted right into its path. See this video to discover why.
Suspension arrangement was easy and also damping control was basic yet efficient, with a variety of adjustability, from pogo-stick quick to molasses slow-moving. Improvements? Extra effective brakes would have behaved. The Potion Fives are effective for path brakes, however not enough for downhill gears.
Of the six downhill bikes we examined in this year's Scriptures of Bike Tests, the Specialized Trial 8 II really differed from the remainder. All our testers agreed the geometry was ideal, as well as they promptly felt at home on the bike. And also the grip? Unparalleled. Enjoy this video clip to learn why the Trial pressed our testers to bill more challenging on our DH examination track near Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Fierceness has actually undergone an extreme remodeling. It shed its carbon skin as well as 'changed' to an aluminum chassis. This is not just less expensive and also much less taxing compared to carbon, however enables kinematics and geometries to be altered throughout growth. That does not imply the current version isn't really more progressive as well as innovative than it ever has actually been. As a matter of fact, the majority of the testers felt this Fury was a renovation over previous designs.