June 9, 2019
None for an XC bike
This is dedicated XC race machine that checks all the xc boxes for light and fast. I felt like I could climb the face of a dam on this thing.
But the most amazing thing is how this bike punches above its weight class in trail worthiness. Without sacrificing anything in xc raceability, it also handles the occasional gnar with aplomb. It used to be that anyone other than a dedicated racer would do best to get a trail bike and then live with it's race shortcomings on race day. But with this bike anyone can have a genuine race bike that sill makes a fine day to day trail shredder.