January 2, 2015
stiff, steep head angle, tough, short chain stay, perfect geometry
a little heavy
I bought this bike to do a quick adventure and loved it so much I kept it. I have upgraded literally every part on this bike but the frame and bars. I just love the way this bike fits and rides. It's steep head angel and skittish demeanor might not be what everyone wants but this nimble little 26'r is a blast on single track, climbs like a goat and is a great race bike.
I've smoked 29'r full suspension bikes everywhere from Porcupine Rim to Greenslick and I have to give the bike most of the credit. A great frame and platform to build a dream bike.
Also I rode this bike hard in Moab before I changed a thing on it and it did great.