December 26, 2016
Price Point, Gearing, Over all feel, Quality
Tires, Narrow Handle Bars, Clearance, Mounting for accessories
To start this bike is awesome, and its price point make it even more so. In no way is this a top of the line perfect bike, but I give it a 5 star due to what you get at the price you pay, it i the best bang for your buck and its worth every penny. I bought it brand new (in white) off of eBay for $300.00 free shipping. My expectations right off the bat were not very high, but I was looking for a quick bike for under $500 preferably dual suspension and 26in wheels. When it came in, there was some assembly required, handle bars, wheel installation and pedals, all cables and such were already assembled. I was impressed by the looks of the bike, It is a slick looking bike that fits in with some of the $1000-$2000 bikes. After the first initial ride I was even more so impressed. Ive done a lot of street riding and a moderate amount of mountain biking. It will out perform any department store bike, and with some slight upgrades Im sure it would compete with the $1000 market.
I have had the bike roughly 10 months now. As of recent I have upgraded Tires which have made a world of difference. Just took the bike on the most aggressive trail i have been on to date and the bike handled wonderfully. It flowed around corners, crawled up the uphill climbs, and blew through the downhills seamlessly soaking up any bumps or obstacles along the way. Jumps are fun and I trust the bike to handle the air and the abuse. As any bike, just double check to make sure all the hardware snug. I have noticed that the gear and the pedals even when evened out do catch on a lot of high points on technical obstacles, I have caught my foot a few times on roots which hurt pretty bad.
Accessories can be hard to mount due to the way the bike was designed, just make sure you really do your research before purchasing added gear.