There was strong agreement that the bike was among the most qualified mountain climbers otherwise the most capable mountain climber of its course. Testers returned from their laps with badly concealed appearances of awe on their faces, commonly claiming to have actually finally cleaned up one of the most technically challenging climbing up areas. 'You simply don't get hung up on anything,' exclaimed one tester. 'You have this incredible climbing capacity, and then when you start going down it's similarly as capable.'
Although not the top end model, our carbon framed C9.2 sports a premium develop set. The 150 millimeters of back wheel traveling is sprung by a metric sized RockShox Super Deluxe RC3. In advance you'll locate a RockShox Lyric RC Solo Air with 160 millimeters of travel as well as Boost 110 spacing. A SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain as well as Overview RS brakes, together with details like a 40 millimeter stem with 800 millimeter bars, round out this $5,800 construct. The model line starts at $4,250, and tops out at $7,400.
A high 75.5 degree seat tube angle must provide the brand new Jeffsy a contemporary climbing pose. Claimed weights for dimension tiny finishes array from 29.7 pounds for the $3,000 AL One to 27.3 extra pounds for the $5,600 CF Pro Race. The framework utilizes a Boost spaced rear end, can accept an E mount front derailleur and has room for a tiny canteen.
Our test design crams in a ton of worth. Riders get the brand new alloy framework with Increase rear hub spacing, the RockShox King Plus shock with Autosag, a threaded base bracket, SRAM Overview R brakes, an inside transmitted Command Message dropper and also Specialized's Butcher and Massacre tires with mid weight Grid cases placed to Roval Traverse alloy edges.
The Warden is loaded with features, such as 'Neutral' as well as 'Low' geometry settings at the reduced shock mount bolt. The Low position drops the bottom bracket from 345 millimeters to 337 and slows the head angle from 66.5 to 65.5 levels. The frame additionally has a 'catch door' in the downtube to house Shimano's Di2 battery.
The numbers looked just as good as the bike itself, and the pressure was on to use the Firebird to its possibility. To our shock, much of that capacity was on the uphills. The lengthy cockpit, short chainstays and also high seat angle created effective and also comfy climbing, also without clips. The tried and tested DW link expertly isolates pedal pressure from suspension pressure, particularly important on such a squishy bike. It would not have actually climbed the same without the Fox Float X2 Bar, which maintained us from sinking too deep into all that traveling.