However, we had plenty of time to change our riding style to fit the Casino player and exactly what we located was a bike that, once you would certainly understood it, seemed like a buddy ... one that wants to let go and create mayhem all frequently.
At simply under 40 pounds, the bike really felt hefty in our hands by modern-day DH race-bike standards, yet appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Bettor had not been every tester's favored bike in the gravity category, some of us definitely liked it. It's a big bike developed for red-blooded, white-knuckle activity and also smiles provided, naturally, that you prepare and also able to push the envelope.
The Fierceness's toptube appears as thick as a bent upper leg as well as the rear triangle is so substantial that a person look tells you this bike prepares to trade blows. The front end is spacious and also the hindquarters portable. GT pressed the front end out, both at the axle utilizing a 63-degree head-angle, as well as at the cabin. The 438-millimeter reach on size medium increases security, permits room for handling and also creates a sensation of securely anchored wheels.
The pedaling performance speaks to the Split Pivot affiliation style, which serves up dependable all-round grip and also rear-end stiffness. All this equates into a ground-hugging machine, however, despite that, it begged to be removed the ground. Aboard the Wilson, we were motivated to launch dives as well as dedicate to success.
Whatever concerning this bike screams burly, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would make a motocross bike envious. Housed in that robust swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle as well as Nukeproof's interchangeable failure inserts that allow you to adjustchainstay size from 435 to 445 millimeters.
We rode and discussed the Scott Bettor 10 for the 2013 Scriptures Of Bike Tests, and also we liked it (See? Right here's that testimonial.). As a matter of fact, we liked it a lot to ensure that we needed to make certain we liked it as high as we did. At least that was our justification for getting more flight time aboard the Casino player. We had actually one delivered approximately Whistler for some bike park slamming throughout the summertime.
The Casino player had a playful nature, popped off lips well as well as just romped in the roughest parts of the trail. The bottom-bracket height is adjustable from 13.6 inches to 14 inches, which in mix with the low center of gravity as well as brief back side offered it a fun feeling. The extremely stiff frame as well as tight back side make it possible to dedicate to the surface as well as get more traction.
The Casino player has 2 lower brace height choices adjusted by the lower shock bolt. The reduced opening gives a 0 millimeter bottom brace decline, while the upper opening provides a +10 millimeter base bracket drop.