Specialized really did not skimp on the Condition' parts, either. Its 2.3-inch Butcher DH tires are fast-rolling as well as instilled confidence in completely dry, damp, hardpack and loosened conditions. The RockShox Boxxer RC fork and also Fox Van RC shock are likewise solid options.
A lot of our testers were stunned at the flight high quality of the Status II and also quickly felt comfortable on it. At 38.5 pounds, it's definitely not the lightest of the bunch, but that really did not maintain it from really feeling extremely lively as well as lively. The cabin felt spot-on and also the bike's user-friendly geometry offers it a steady, yet maneuverable feeling.
Kona has long been referred to as the blue collar bike brand, which is no accident. The business was improved offering extremely reputable bikes at inexpensive costs. Certain, at times, Kona has neglected some bells and also whistles in order to do so, as well as they've usually been a little bit heavy, yet being the lightest or the flashiest brand on the block has actually never been Kona's goal. Kona has typically concentrated on making bikes that ride well and also last permanently, something we could all appreciate.
The vehicle market uses the term 'halo car' to describe a peak version that might market in smaller numbers, but showcases the brand name's abilities. The V10C is something of a halo bike for Santa Cruz.
We were sent a medium framework, but after riding it some extra, I would choose a large size. The slack headangle as well as brief reach had the tendency to have us hanging over the back axle, which, although wonderful for some circumstances, implied that the biker was required to move from fore and also aft on the bike throughout the flight.
I'm a big fan of just how this bike's suspension really feels. It seems like a number of various bikes all covered right into one. If you intend to hammer harsh paths after that the suspension consumes the impacts as well as thrusts the bike faster and also faster via the gnar. Then if you want to pump and also play, the bike is able to stay up, squash and jump. These 2 contrasting attributes really brings to mind the Wickedness Revolt, a fighter that wanted to dance.