Pros: Massive suspension, very stiff, and lax geometry makes this bike eat trails, obstacles and downhills like no other I have ever riden!! It climbs great and curves single track with unbelievable accuracy and speed.
Cons: I dont want to go to work.... Just want to keep riding
Recommendation: This ride comes with good components at a good price. the over all look of the bike is a bit intimidating to many riders, you just have to try it! Must have bike!!! Join the Tribe!
Pros: Unbeliavable versatility for a long-travel bike.
Cons: So easy, it feels like cheating.
Recommendation: During a week in SW Utah, I decided my rental bike wasn't doing it, so I decided to drop the coin and demo this beast for a day. WOW! Money well spent. I thrashed this thing for a full day on Gooseberry Mesa and it exceeded my expectations at every turn. This bike soaks up everything without complaint. With the slack geometry and the long fork, I dexpected it to turn like a tank, but the steering was remarkably precise. It climbed very well for such a big bike, but would be even better with an adjustable fork, which I would definitely get if I buy one. As good as it was on the Goose, I think it would be even better on the long descents. Gotta' get one for my next trip down the Porcupine Rim or the Downieville Downhill!