Downhill racers will certainly appreciate the efficiency at full throttle. This thing intends to be ridden quickly, a truth that was shown absolutely this year by Devinci biker as well as Globe Cup Champion Stevie Smith. While we can not pin it anywhere near as quick as Stevie can, we did discover that the quicker as well as harder we pushed the bike, the far better it did, wiping out harsh and rough terrain as we tore down the path with an objective.
Of the six downhill bikes we examined in this year's Scriptures of Bike Tests, the Specialized Demonstration 8 II truly stood apart from the remainder. All of our testers agreed the geometry was excellent, as well as they quickly felt at home on the bike. As well as the traction? Unparalleled. See this video to learn why the Trial pushed our testers to charge tougher on our DH test track near Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Bettor 10 comes shod with the Shimano Zee groupset, which performed so well it left us examining the benefits of the a lot more costly Saint group. The Scott also had properly wide Funn bars, and also testers found the Fox 40 to be an excellent suitable for the bike.
At simply under 40 extra pounds, the bike really felt hefty in our hands by modern DH race-bike criteria, but appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Gambler had not been every tester's preferred bike in the gravity classification, some of us absolutely enjoyed it. It's a large bike developed for red-blooded, white-knuckle action and also grins offered, obviously, that you're ready and also able to forge ahead.
The Specialized Standing II may not offer the bling factor of some other steeds in this category, but it'll align and smoke bikes that set you back two times as much. This isn't really simply one more solid bike for the rate-- it's just an amazing bike. The fact that it is economical is merely the icing on the cake.
The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, yet the chainstays are a short 432 millimeters, which allows you to devote to the front wheel greater than several bikes, and it still really feels responsive. We did doubt the high standover. Such crotch touching is a typical attribute of GT bikes that we desire would certainly change.
Lots of rockers are bonded with each other down the center, which calls for a lot more manufacturing actions. Carbon would have been much as well large to give enough stamina, so Kona located a means to bond both alloy plates to a carbon bridge.
Team Monster Energy-Specialized debuted this principle in 2010, and also several racers have actually considering that tried duplicating it with their own less-ingenious customizations. Sadly, it doesn't function perfectly since the limitation screws on the derailleur do not avoid over-shifting on top gear, although an artificial guard does aid.