The Casino player we were sent featured a 275-pound spring on a Fox DHX RC2 rear shock, something that was apparent we should transform immediately. I evaluate 76KG (absolutely not portly) and also I was blowing with the travel all too easily (something that resulted in a damaged chain guide taco on the initial lap). This weight of spring may suit lighter bikers, yet it wasn't enough for our demands. When exchanged out for a 350-pound spring, points ended up being much, better. The bike was able to sit up in its travel, not drag its bottom (bracket) on the ground or lose the front wheel somewhere right into next week.
Wide Funn bars as well as direct install stem, Fox 40s, Shimano Zee groupset, all good. The Zee brakes and drivetrain are completely comparable to it's more costly Saint sibling. Schwalbe Muddy Marys? Although not a negative tire, they do determine in extremely vast and bubbly, making it feel a little bouncy and not as foreseeable as some. Schwalbe's Magic Mary could be the ticket.
Our testers had quite solid point of views when it came to fit as well as some managing facets. Riders reported that it felt confined in the front, causing an odd position that left you either standing high with brief triangulation or low with your behind over the rear and also joints down. It really felt a little high and also steep, not necessarily as a result of the angles, yet as a result of a reasonably long back end and also brief front end.
The Casino player has two bottom bracket elevation choices readjusted by the lower shock screw. The lower opening provides a 0 millimeter bottom bracket drop, while the upper hole gives a +10 millimeter bottom bracket decrease.
The Scott Gambler 10 is slack. As well slack, probably, for some riders. When you are speaking about the capability to adjust the head angle from 63 to 62 degrees, you recognize you remain in Slackland. To not simply take pleasure in, yet to really manage a bike similar to this, you need to commit to such geometry. Less seasoned bikers might fight with such angles, however, the Bettor had not been actually developed for unskilled cyclists.
With a price of more than $10,000, our examination bike is truly a desire develop, all the way down to the Enve wheels. There was some discussion as to whether carbon wheels belong on a downhill bike, however they are stiff and also aid an already nippy bike speed up also faster.
At simply under 40 extra pounds, the bike really felt hefty in our hands by contemporary DH race-bike criteria, yet seemed much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Bettor wasn't every tester's preferred bike in the gravity group, a few of us absolutely liked it. It's a large bike made for red-blooded, white-knuckle action and smiles given, of course, that you're ready and able to push the envelope.
This year, it has a new carbon front triangle and swingarm as well as a stiffer carbon upper link. It has thoughtful touches like molded guards on both chainstays as well as on the downtube, a threaded base brace, and also fork quits with integrated cable television directing on both sides of the headtube. The front triangle utilizes a monocoque construction as well as has been lost weight by 300 grams. Remove one more 400 grams for the brand-new rear end and you've obtained a sub-8-pound DH frame.