January 31, 2010
Ride quality, handling climbing, componentry
Paint scratches easily
Mine is the 2008 model with Fox RL 120 Fork instead of the Manitou. The Fox suspension is very plus, performs and holds up well.
This bike will out handle most others. The G2 Geometry lives up to the promises of low speed handling improvement without hindering hi-speed handling and ability to descend. This is one of the best trail bikes for the $$.
Wheels come tubeless ready and the tubeess conversion is well worth it.
The Flat Black paint seems to scratch easily but its not hard to protect it, plus I like the stealth look.
Its easy to discover a smile on your face when you ride this bike.
I replaced the 90mm stem with an 80mm stem, this complimentsmy riding style better. I also replaced the stock grips with Lizard skin lock ons. I plan on putting a Thomson seatpost on it also and possibly floating brake discs.
This bike totally rocks even stock!