Bowtech Carbon Rose Review
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The 2014 Bowtech Carbon Rose is a great women's bow at any level. The light weight and balanced feel is amazing. Nearly any teen to adult woman could fit into this bow. It also has awesome speed. This bow is everything a woman could ask for to hunt nearly any animal at any of its sizes or settings. Bowtech is a top notch company that is known for producing solid products with impressive velocities. The quality is hard to beat. It feels light and comfortable to shoot especially if you are hunting. The Carbon Rose is for a fairly serious female hunter that also likes to spend time shooting.
FinishThe Carbon Rose is only available in the colors of Black Ops (black), and Mossy Oak Infinity. Both colors have purple cams and accents that give it the touch for female archers. The finish seems tough in general and on the carbon riser. There have not been many reports of easy chipping or pealing as of yet. It is flat in texture.
Riser/LimbsThe length from axel to axel is only 30" on this compact bow. This makes it ideal for hunting and trying to get into some tighter spaces. It is also easier to handle for many women. It is feather light at only 3.2lbs. It is most likely the lightest "women's" bow on the market. This riser has a very modern look that is not matched, even slightly, by any other bow manufacturer. Bowtech's new carbon line of bows have a look of their own. The string stop comes standard and is built in the bottom half of the riser along with a bushing for a stabilizer on the outside of it. The one piece parallel limbs are solid and strong. Together with the riser there is a 6.75" brace height on this bow. The limbs are connected to the riser by pivoting limb pockets. It has a smooth draw especially for a dual cam bow with speed. There is hardly any recoil and it seems to be pretty forgiving.
GripThe grip on the Carbon Rose is mostly composed of the carbon riser. It has plastic side plates that have a carbon fiber pattern printed on them with "Bowtech" on it as well. It has a good feel and doesn't seem to produce any torque. It seems somewhat square, but still nice and steady in the hand. The carbon is nice and warm to hold on to compared to metal risers when the weather is cold especially.
String SuppressersAs standard with many bows now a string stop comes standard. It also has one string dampener on the cable. Everything seems to come together well to produce a nice quiet shot with this bow.
Eccentric SystemThe Carbon Rose utilizes Bowtech's Binary Cam System. This dual cam system produces speed while staying in tune. It also has rotating modules. Without a bow press any owner can rotate these modules to adjust the draw length from 22.5" to 27". This range of draw lengths should fit a huge percentage of full or nearly full females. It is adjustable in .5" increments. It has 80% let off and has a great feeling when at full draw. The ease of adjustment is a very positive attribute to this bow with as many times that it may need adjusted.This bow is available in 40lb., 50lb., and 60lb. max draw weights. This again can fit almost any grown female with the minimum weights being about 10lbs. less than the max. weights. The IBO speed is 302 fps which would be at its' 60lb. max draw and 27" max draw length. That calculates to an amazing 352 fps IBO with the standard calculations.
Draw Cycle/Shoot AbilityThe Carbon Rose has a nice draw cycle. It is smooth with not much of a hump. At full draw if feels like there is very little weight to hold. Almost like more than 80%. There is hardly any recoil at the shot. The valley is very generous with plenty of room to play at the back of the draw. Shooters are able to creep forward without the string wanting to fling their arm back forward. The back wall is nice and firm and partially because of an infinite draw stop that is also adjusted along with the modules for the draw length. A stabilizer would be great for this bow as they do for most. It seems that they always help with steadiness and vibration especially with real light bows. It has a basic slide type cable guard that moves along a carbon rod. It does its' job well with no problems foreseen. **Silencing Package This bow has a pleasantly quiet shot. Some of the silencing is contributed to by the string stop, but there are other silencing components as well. It has a string dampener on the cable. There is little vibration, but a stabilizer would change that along with reducing any noise that there is.
|Bow||Bowtech Carbon Rose||Bowtech Carbon Overdrive|
|Brace Height||7 "||6.5 "|
|AtA Length||30 "||31.5 "|
|Draw Length||22.5 " - 27 "||25 " - 30 "|
|Draw Weight||30 lbs - 60 lbs||40 lbs - 70 lbs|
|IBO Speed||302 fps||342 fps|
|Weight||3.2 lbs||3.3 lbs|
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The Bowtech Carbon Rose is the women's version of the Bowtech Carbon Overdrive in Bowtech's line up. They make a perfect pair. The Rose is 1.5" shorter in length and weighs .1 lbs less. The brace heights are nearly the same with the Overdrive being only .25" longer. They both have awesome speed for hunting bows and the Rose is obviously available in lighter draw weights. The Bowtech Carbon Overdrive has more color options and a couple little things that are small upgrades. It also utilizes a Binary Cam system with rotating modules for draw length adjustment. The draw is a little more stiff on the Overdrive when compared to the Rose, but still smooth with a solid back wall. These two bows great male/female versions of each other.