May 2, 2008
Frame/Geometry, weight, Componentry except brakes
The brakes do require some maintenance it seems, and despite that, don't seem to stop as well as they did when i got the bike.
This is my first "real" mountain bike and i totally love it. I ride a lot of east coast singletrack (rocks, roots, mud) and it eats it up. It seems to be very fast on the downhills and handles very well. I got a phenomenal deal on an end of season 2007 (paid an amazing $1400), and i can't rave enough about it.