March 25, 2009
The 2009 version has been upgraded to Shimano Deore XT components, great wheels and has the climbing ability of a mountain goat!
Cost - MSRP is $2900 ouch!
I have been using this bike exclusivley on the Des Plaine River Trail up here in Lake County, IL; It has handled the wet sand, mud, etc. like nothing I else I have owned. The lock out for for both front and rear shock allows you to climb without any lost energy to the pedals.