February 22, 2011
Adjustable front shock, overall weight, adequate component group, SPEED.
Bars are a little wide, grips come in white on the red model, Octalink crank-set is on the heavier side.
Bottom line (after 2 rides): this is a great bike. I've spent the last year researching my next ride and I've looked at everything from F/S 26 to Rigid 29ers and in quite a few different price points. For the money, you can't beat it. Climbs like no tomorrow, responsive shifts, surprisingly no brake howl, and so far I'm loving the adjustable RST Deuce...something I was originally unsure about. A little slower in the switchbacks but no worries, I make the time up on the climbs, banked turns, and straights...this thing really moves when you ask it to. If you're on a $1000 budget and looking for a solid 29er, this is it!