October 15, 2013
This bike is an amazing climber. Didn't expect that after riding an XC bike. Was apprehensive about getting an AM bike am not sorry. It is awesome and aluminum so I don't have to sweat the fragility of carbon fiber. The 2 x 10, all SRAM X9, handles everything and coming from a 3x9 I don't seem to be missing anything. Performance has been stellar and the price is $1500 less than the same bike with a brand name you've heard of. Customer service and 23 point custom fit makes it over the top.
A little long wheelbase but that goes with the territory for an AM bike.
If your looking to save some cash and have killer parts this is your bike. You just need to be proficient at basic bike adjustment. If your spending this much on a bike, you should be.