April 30, 2013
Love the bike. May be the last ride I'll even need (barring a non repairable bail). Everything in the aforementioned review was on point. The ability to lock out your suspension makes it great for daily commuting and unlock it and absorb a plethera of obstacles with great travel. The way the suspension feels reminds me of a moto dirt bike. The Hayes brakes are amazing , my first bike with disc brakes, of course the only time I use them is when a stupid car pulls out in front of me.
The bike also can with SPD clip less pedals, high end shimano derailer system and Fox shocks.
The bike can really do it all, from daily commuting, to trail riding, climbing and downhilling. This is a complete bike.
A bit on the expensive end ( I was fortunate to get mine at almost P off retail)
Solid bike no matter where or what you ride