Pros: SRAM XX components are impeccable. Beautifully constructed steel frame and simple configuration make this a true XC bike.
Cons: Expensive. Steel frame doesn't feel quite as responsive as other 29ers I've ridden like the Spot Longboard.
Recommendation: After riding this bike I definitely see Raleigh in a new light. This bike is sophisticated and classically designed while making use of modern tech (29er wheels, SRAM XX components). Lightweight and beautiful, this bike is a head turner on the trail.