The Independent Drivetrain suspension platform has been changed for 2014. The moderately high main pivot supplies a rearward axle course so the suspension gobbles up hits while the floating bottom bracket reduces the chain growth of the style. The outcome is a supportive feeling via the stroke, allowing the bike to be snapped around as well as really feel endless, especially on larger hits.
Lots of rockers are bonded with each other down the center, which needs much more making actions. Carbon would certainly have been a lot as well huge to supply sufficient toughness, so Kona found a way to bond both alloy plates to a carbon bridge.
The Wilson obtained a few key part upgrades this year. The structure is now offered with the 216-millimeter RockShox Vivid R2C back shock, as well as Whistler-born-and-bred Chromag obtains approval for bars as well as stem this year. The 780-millimeter-wide Fubars as well as the Supervisor stem changed the Truvativ Boobar as well as Hozfeller direct-mount stem.
The Gambler 10 comes shod with the Shimano Zee groupset, which did so well it left us examining the benefits of the more expensive Saint group. The Scott also had appropriately broad Funn bars, and testers located the Fox 40 to be a best suitable for the bike.
The majority of our testers were stunned at the ride quality of the Status II and also instantaneously really felt comfy on it. At 38.5 extra pounds, it's absolutely not the lightest of the number, yet that didn't maintain it from really feeling really dynamic and playful. The cockpit felt spot-on and also the bike's instinctive geometry offers it a secure, yet manoeuvrable feel.
This is a sturdy bike. It seems like it might make it through being thrown off a 12-story roofing into a rug made of land mines. This makes it an optimal candidate for being a bike park everyday driver. However, that energy comes at a cost. Considering in at 40 pounds (with pedals and tubes, right out of the box) this bike is significantly in the heavyweight category.