February 24, 2013
Light. Aggressive Xcountry bike.
Rockshox Monarch R is not the greatest shock, very little adjustment and no lockout.
Purchased as a frame and built up with good components. Frame is light and responsive. Rockshox Monarch R has only a rebound adjustment. Pick a better shock. But there is little frame bob even when standing and mashing down hard. Excellent cross country machine.
Not super plush but great for riders who aren't looking for the mega-squish ride.