April 4, 2015
Sram 2X10 is super quiet on the trail, Charge saddles are awesome, steel frame sold me. Got a mortgage, car payments etc?, this wont break the bank. Figured things like the fork or wheels would be 1st to go but they're surprisingly performing solidly so I am still waiting for them to fail.
Pedals suck, first thing to go. Maxxis Aspen is OK on the back. I put a 2.3 Geax on the front. Really no cons - best 9 bills I've ever spent on a "budget" bike. This things an agile, 5 thumbs up carving beast.
Buy it, ride it, build it up as things break and ride some more. The geo was almost spot on for what I like, so with a couple alterations namely just a bar with more rear sweep I was done.