Last Take: The Pulse and cockroaches would certainly be the only points intact after a nuclear war. A bombing plane, downhill speed device. The Nukeproof Pulse Pro looks like it was taken of a strong item of aluminum. With such an enforcing visibility, it's a bike we were eager to turn a leg over, but not so anxious to lift onto the tailgate.
While we enjoy the point-and-plough nature of having such a slack bike, it does become difficult. Grasping edges does call for mindfulness for the very first couple of flights on the Gambler. With the wheel until now out in front, it is easy to have it press out of turns as well as it's just as soon as you start doing some considerable bodyweight/position improvements that you tame the monster. Sure, you could claim that this kind of slack headangle works better when going down steeper surface, yet only incredibly high terrain and when there are no corners.
This year, it has a new carbon front triangular as well as swingarm and a stiffer carbon top link. It has thoughtful touches like molded protectors on both chainstays in addition to on the downtube, a threaded base brace, and fork stops with integrated cable television directing on both sides of the headtube. The front triangular utilizes a monocoque building and construction and also has been slimmed down by 300 grams. Remove one more 400 grams for the new back side as well as you've got a sub-8-pound DH structure.
The wheelbase is long at 1,230 millimeters, but the chainstays are a brief 432 millimeters, which allows you to devote to the front wheel greater than lots of bikes, as well as it still really feels responsive. We did question the high standover. Such crotch touching is a typical characteristic of GT bikes that we want would certainly alter.
The vehicle market makes use of the term 'halo vehicle' to explain a peak version that may offer in smaller numbers, however showcases the brand name's capacities. The V10C is something of a halo bike for Santa Cruz.
The Independent Drivetrain suspension platform has actually been changed for 2014. The reasonably high main pivot supplies a rearward axle course so the suspension demolishes hits while the drifting bottom brace minimizes the chain growth of the layout. The result is a supportive feeling through the stroke, allowing the bike to be flipped around as well as feel endless, specifically on larger hits.