May 25, 2010
The bike is beautiful with great lines and a great color. I have the complete model with XT components and I am very impressed, although I have not had any prior experience with bikes as nice as this. On rough sections of trail, the suspension performs masterfully, yet with pro-pedal on, you can climb like a champ and it feels almost as stable as a hardtail. If you lock out the fork and put the shock in propedal, its totally solid.
I had some chain suck problems (chain dropping off the small chain ring and getting stuck between the first chain ring and the chain stay) with the Race Face Deus crankset that came with the complete bike, but now that I've installed an XT crankset I have had no further problems.
Go for it. Big Mama rallys.