Bear Truth 2 Review
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Editors' reviewThe Truth 2 is Bear's flagship bow for 2009. With a lot of new innovations, this bow is designed to improve its predecessor - the Bear Truth. The Bear design team improved the predecessor model by introducing many interesting engineering solutions such as Dual Arc string suppressor.
RiserThe new Minimum Riser Reflex technology is designed to deliver more accurate and more forgiving shots. This machined aluminum riser is tightly connected to the limbs through the Aluminum Pivoting Limb cups.
GripThe Truth 2 offers a one piece synthetic grip that is slimmer and more comfortable than the one installed on its predecessor - the Bear Truth bow (as confirmed by the majority of archers who shot both rigs). Experts say slim grips reduce the possibility of hand torque. Therefore, if you like slim grips this bow should fit your style.
LimbsThe Bear Truth 2 is outfitted with durable Flare Quad Limbs engineered to reduce noise. The limbs go to past parallel angles at full draw and act in opposition to each other at the shot, cancelling out a lot of leftover energy. The limbs are built using Bear's compression-molded technology that delivers smooth energy release and equal stress distribution. This design results in a significant reduction in shock, vibration, and noise.
Eccentric systemThe Truth 2 is equipped with the Perimeter-Weighted Modular Single Cam eccentric system advertised to generate IBO speeds of up to 318 fps. This modular-adjustable eccentric system offers draw lengths adjustable over a 24"-30" range in 1 inch increments with only 27 to 30 inch draw lengths adjustable without using a bow press. In addition, each module has a string post that allows for making minor adjustments to draw length (in 1/2 inch increments) without changing out the module. This eccentric system is designed with an asymmetric cable grove to reduce wear and minimize friction.
Draw cycle / ShootabilityHaving explored a lot of Truth 2 tests and reviews, we came to conclusion that this is a smooth-drawing bow that shoots well. The only issue some archers discussed was a little problem with the upper string suppressor (described later in this review). Overall, this is a smooth shooting bow with a good wall and solid silencing system.
Silencing system / Quietness and vibrationThe Bear Lights Out comes with Dual Arc Single String Suppressors attached to the top and bottom of the riser to reduce string vibration. Also, there are four dampeners positioned at the tips of the limbs to help with absorbing vibration after release. Overall, the Truth 2 is decently quiet on the shot as noted by many shooters.
Overall quality / minor issues with upper string suppressorWhile many shooters are very happy with the overall quality of the Truth 2, others say they had some problems with the upper string suppressor. Such archers say that sometimes the string ends up outside of the upper string suppressor after the shot. We found that the issue can be resolved in a couple of ways: some people just shorten the rods, while others suggest bending the top suppressor to the left because it is bent to the right too much.
While some shooters say this bow is a bit overpriced, others note that it has a quality set of strings and cables on it. That is why the price is a bit higher than expected. So, if you are not on budget and want to invest in a quality set of strings and cables this rig could be a good choice for you. However, if the price looks a bit expensive getting something cheaper (for example, Bear Done Deal) and replacing the strings could be a better option.
|Bow||Bear Truth 2||Bear Done Deal|
|Brace Height||7 "||7.25 "|
|AtA Length||33 "||32.25 "|
|Draw Length||24 " - 30 "||24 " - 30 "|
|Draw Weight||40 lbs - 70 lbs||50 lbs - 70 lbs|
|IBO Speed||314 fps - 318 fps||307 fps - 311 fps|
|Weight||3,9 lbs||3.8 lbs|
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