July 16, 2018
Dropper post, tubeless ready, fork, components are good for an entry level hardtail, affordable, worth upgrading if you want to. And it's a cool orange!!
Can run out of gear on a flat road, wider than expected handlebars, saddle is, um, a bummer, grips.
Great bike. Upgraded from a Specialized Hardrock so the comparison isn't really fair. The fork has taken some abuse with no complaints, brakes work good once seated, dropper post is the bomb, tubeless conversion took five minutes and is awesome, climbs good but I have had to practice on hard switchbacks because I am used to the narrower handles bars on the Hardrock. I'm still getting used to the single front sprocket and can run out of gear in a flat road but the lows gears in a hard climb work well.
I am riding mostly flowing single track and just starting to work in some more technical areas. Overall, if looking for a solid economical hardtail, I would recommend this bike.