We picked up the spirit of a downhill bike in the Wreckoning. You actually need to open it for it to act effectively. Its huge wheels, very early stroke suppleness, long travel or even longer wheelbase just felt comfortable at broadband or on high descents. When in its element, the Wreckoning would certainly ask you to point it where you wished to go and hang on.
The 4 By 4 system is the only suspension layout that entirely decouples wheel path from shock progression, permitting us to tune them individually. This permits lead to a higher level of efficiency than competing layouts, and also we can tweak these performance values for every version's intended application.
Much of my trial and error in suspension setup was spent finding my suitable sag. At simply over 30 percent, I had a heck of a time aiming to lower it out, which, on many bikes, I could do 2 or three times in a descent. Yet its performance over little and mid sized bumps was ideal, and also it really felt unbalanced when I grew the sag, so I remained in between 30 as well as 33 percent. Most of the travel would certainly remain busy naturally as well as consistently chewing out trail, as well as there was constantly a little extra all set to soften a large dive or remove a huge error.
While they inhabit similar traveling ranges, the new Firebird is a totally various bike from the previous version as well as is heavily affected by the steeper training courses motorcyclists will discover on EWS tracks as well as in the backcountry. The new Firebird geometry is heavily influenced by our Phoenix DH bike it showcases some of the lengthiest reach dimensions in the sport as well as extremely brief chainstays (16.95').
So, this point has more back traveling compared to the 650b Insurgent. That's the opposite of many brand names' strategy to developing 'equivalent' bikes in each wheel dimension. Are they wrong for presuming short traveling goes with big wheels and also lengthy traveling chooses small wheels? Am I wrong for thinking the Wreckoning and Insurgent are similar?
Press Fit bottom braces are without a doubt the superior option for bigger pivot placement, better bearing assistance, better control over chainline as well as no requirement for steel inserts that are heavy and also can trigger issues down the road. Press Fit is lighter and opens a lot of doors in regards to advancing structure layout and reaching our goals of producing the best riding, stiffest structures available. We could build a complete carbon frame without problems that can result from bonding a threaded shell inside the carbon framework.