The bike's geometry could best be described as moderately progressive. 65.5-degree head angle, 463-millimeter grab a big, 442-millimeter chainstay as well as a rather prolonged 1230-millimeter wheelbase. Moderately dated is the 73-degree seat angle, yet as with the linkage, we will keep judgment until we ride it.
It's immediately evident that Felt paid a lot of attention to detail with the Dual Double. The magnificently large, 760-millimeter handlebars provide excellent utilize and also taking care of control. And also, they're carbon, which is a welcome function: It might appear initially like that cash invested in the bars would certainly have been much better allocated in other places, but carbon is much more comfortable compared to aluminum when the temperature dips listed below 15-degrees Fahrenheit and also metal handlebars become wind-chilled icicles.
The 4.7-inch Vee Rubber Excavator tires drift well, and the cornering knobs are tall adequate to connect in snowy corners without the tire washing out. The recommended rolling instructions for these tires makes sense out back, yet I 'd probably run the front tire in the various other direction to boost rolling resistance too braking grip. Otherwise, the ramped knobs are pointing the wrong instructions for a front tire.
Specialized did an exceptional job in choosing the components to hold on the structure. The included clumsiness that accompanies winter handwear covers actually makes Hold Change a wise choice. The carbon-fiber fork ensures that the front-end isn't really a bear to lift, and keeps the overall weight of the bike at a reasonable 30 pounds, sans pedals. The only upgrade I would certainly consider making would be to a carbon-fiber handlebar for included hand heat (metal bars draw heat).
However the Development depends on its do-it-all geometry, which provides a comparable stack elevation to its mismatched-travel peers. The dependability of the Fox 36 combined well with the responsiveness supplied by the modest traveling. That small amounts assisted keep the Evolution spry and also manageable in the turns, despite its length.
Expedition did a fantastic work choosing parts for this bike. I'm a large fan of single-ring drivetrains for fatbikes especially since front changing is typically the very first thing to fail in careless conditions. The Jackalope wheel and also Hodag tire mix are additionally really wonderful. If 11 pounds of hoops and also rubber sounds like a lot, it's actually not the combo is one of the lightest offered as well as establishing it up tubeless is crazy easy, even compared to non-fatbike arrangements. The only specification changes I would certainly make would certainly be carbon-fiber handlebars and brake bars except the bling factor, yet since they actually assist maintain hands warmer.