150-millimeter rear-end spacing, we were a little surprised to see 135-millimeter spacing. Nonetheless, the Condition II still won the hearts of all our testers, price be damned.
At just under 40 pounds, the bike felt heavy in our hands by contemporary DH race-bike criteria, however appeared much lighter underfoot. Though the Scott Gambler wasn't every tester's favorite bike in the gravity group, some of us definitely liked it. It's a huge bike developed for red-blooded, white-knuckle activity as well as grins given, certainly, that you prepare and able to forge ahead.
The Gambler has two lower bracket height options changed by the reduced shock bolt. The reduced opening offers a 0 millimeter base brace decline, while the top opening provides a +10 millimeter bottom bracket decline.
Everything regarding this bike screams big, from the double-welded T6 6061 hydroformed tubeset to the swingarm that would make a motocross bike envious. Housed because durable swingarm is a 150 x 12 through-axle and also Nukeproof's compatible failure inserts that enable you to adjustchainstay length from 435 to 445 millimeters.
Among the hardest facets of screening gravity-oriented bikes is finding a course that really pushes these burly monsters to their true capacity. As well as then, discovering a trail that straddles the great line in between the spontaneity of freeride and also the calculated imperative of DH-racing speed could be a challenging undertaking. Did our testers locate 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.
One gripe is the no chainstay defense; the chain whipping into the large hollow tubes seems like a box of spanners being thrown out of a helicopter. Both the Shimano Zee brakes and gears as well as Fox 40 fork provide bombproof toughness as well as race efficiency at a sensible price.