The real standout of the program was the Öhlins TTX 22M rear shock, made by the Swedish suspension company especially around the Demo 8 (and also Enduro Evo) exclusively for Specialized. The high-volume, twin-tube layout has an easy modification array, with high- and also low-speed dials that maintain the shock functioning within the useable variety of the bike.
A lot of our testers were stunned at the trip top quality of the Status II as well as quickly felt comfortable on it. At 38.5 extra pounds, it's absolutely not the lightest of the lot, but that really did not maintain it from feeling very dynamic as well as playful. The cabin really felt spot-on as well as the bike's intuitive geometry lends it a stable, yet manoeuvrable feeling.
Include the X. 9 drivetrain, light-weight RockShox Boxxer R2C2 fork, new Avid Elixir 7 Route brakes, Mavic Ex Lover 325 rims with DT Swiss 350 centers as well as you've obtained a very wonderful bundle for $5,800. The Wilson is likewise available in the high-grade SL for $7,500 and also the aluminum-frame XP for $3,700, or in 3 frame-only choices.
Our crew was completely separated on Santa Cruz's flagship DH device. With back to back World Championship pedigree, and also an equally outstanding cost, the most significant argument was on worth. Make certain to focus when the testers discuss fit, as this bike operates on the tiny side.
The Casino player had a playful nature, stood out off lips well as well as merely romped in the roughest parts of the route. The bottom-bracket elevation is adjustable from 13.6 inches to 14 inches, which in mix with the reduced center of gravity and also short back side gave it an enjoyable feel. The remarkably tight frame and also tight back side make it possible to dedicate to the terrain and obtain even more grip.
I'm a large follower of exactly how this bike's suspension feels. It feels like numerous various bikes all covered into one. If you intend to hammer rough routes after that the suspension consumes the impacts as well as thrusts the bike much faster and also much faster with the gnar. After that if you intend to pump and play, the bike has the ability to stay up, squash and also leap. These 2 different characteristics really brings to mind the Evil Rebellion, a brawler that liked to dance.
The Fury's toptube looks like thick as a flexed upper leg and the rear triangle is so substantial that a person look informs you this bike prepares to exchange blows. The front end is spacious and the hindquarters small. GT pushed the front end out, both at the axle utilizing a 63-degree head-angle, and also at the cockpit. The 438-millimeter reach on size medium enhances stability, permits area for handling and produces a feeling of securely secured wheels.
Devinci's downhill beast feels comfy from the first pedal stroke. The short 430-millimeter chainstays paired with the low standover instilled self-confidence to throw this bike around on tough terrain. For a downhill bike, the Wilson pedals successfully, and cranking from edges was simple and enjoyable in comparison to some of the other DH bikes we checked.
The Bettor 10 comes shod with the Shimano Zee groupset, which did so well it left us questioning the benefits of the more costly Saint group. The Scott additionally had properly broad Funn bars, as well as testers discovered the Fox 40 to be a perfect fit for the bike.
Our crew was completely divided on Santa Cruz's front runner DH device. With back to back Globe Championship pedigree, and a similarly excellent cost, the largest discussion was on value. Be sure to focus when the testers point out fit, as this bike runs on the little side.