December 16, 2009
Great design - I have the 2009 model with the white paint job. The G2 geometry is true to its hype. The bike sticks to the trail very well and is a great all around ride.
Had some creaking noise in the headset when I fist took it out. Some lubrication made it go away. Other than that none.
Like the previous reviewer, I didn't get the disc brakes out of the gate. I didn't think I was going to need them but after my first few rides I quickly changed my mind. I'm glad I didn't get the disc version. The money I saved was better spent on a new upgraded Mavic wheelset and Avid BB7's.
I think this is a solid buy for any beginner. This bike has a great frame and will keep up with my riding as I improve and upgrade components as needed. It has decent components for an entry-level hardtail.