One of the hardest facets of screening gravity-oriented bikes is finding a program that absolutely presses these beefy monsters to their real potential. As well as after that, finding a trail that straddles the great line in between the spontaneity of freeride as well as the calculated imperative of DH-racing speed can be a complicated undertaking. Did our testers find the Devinci Wilson Carbon RC to be a bike with one wheel in each of these worlds? Find out in today's 2014 Holy bible of Bike Tests 'Roundtable Reels' video.
The Fierceness's toptube looks like thick as a flexed upper leg and the back triangular is so substantial that one appearance informs you this bike is ready to exchange impacts. The front end is roomy as well as the hindquarters portable. GT pushed the front end out, both at the axle using a 63-degree head-angle, and at the cockpit. The 438-millimeter reach on dimension tool increases security, enables area for handling and also creates a sensation of firmly secured wheels.
Kona has long been called the blue collar bike brand name, which is no mishap. The business was improved supplying incredibly reputable bikes at cost effective prices. Sure, at times, Kona has actually neglected some bells as well as whistles in order to do so, and also they have actually typically been a little bit hefty, yet being the lightest or the flashiest brand name on the block has never been Kona's goal. Kona has generally focused on making bikes that ride well and last permanently, something we can all appreciate.
Everything concerning this bike screams beefy, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would certainly make a motocross bike jealous. Housed because durable swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle as well as Nukeproof's compatible failure inserts that permit you to adjustchainstay size from 435 to 445 millimeters.
The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, but the chainstays are a short 432 millimeters, which allows you to dedicate to the front wheel greater than many bikes, and also it still feels receptive. We did wonder about the high standover. Such crotch touching is a common trait of GT bikes that we want would certainly alter.
The auto industry uses the term 'halo auto' to describe a pinnacle version that may sell in smaller sized numbers, however showcases the brand's abilities. The V10C is something of a halo bike for Santa Cruz.
The majority of televisions on the new Driver are rounded, with the exception of the seat tube. Kona shaped the seat tube to act as a mud guard for the shock, enabling it to remain protected enough to be positioned inverted. Mud shedding was a massive factor in the industrial layout of the bike. Notification the information sheet on the structure outlining everything from chainstay length to headset type.
Kona will certainly use two specs for the brand-new Driver. The one envisioned here, the Supreme Driver includes a complete Shimano Saint team, Fox 40 Air fork as well as DHX RC4 shock, Hope hubs and also Mavic 729 edges, as well as goes with under $7,000. While that's not low-cost, contrast that to the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 at $10,000. The other Driver, with the exact same specific structure, will certainly can be found in under $4,100 with Shimano Zee cranks, Sram Code brakes, and Rock Shox suspension. We can't wait to throw our leg over one.
Every little thing concerning this bike screams burly, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would make a motocross bike jealous. Housed in that robust swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle and also Nukeproof's interchangeable dropout inserts that enable you to adjustchainstay length from 435 to 445 millimeters.
Everything about this bike screams burly, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would certainly make a motocross bike jealous. Housed because robust swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle as well as Nukeproof's interchangeable dropout inserts that enable you to adjustchainstay size from 435 to 445 millimeters.