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  • joserivera
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    I say for entry level riding you can't go wrong I have had for 5 years and it's done the job. I'm looking to upgrade now. This bike has never left me stranded

    Pros
    Affordable, very reliable takes a beating

    Cons
    Low end shifting parts and junk forks

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  • CleMTB
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    Overall I love the bike, first bike I have had with disc breaks and they are great. I ride about everyday and it has mostly held up, over all it is a great beginners bike.

    Pros
    Light frame, good handle bars and breaks, handles well in mud and water

    Cons
    Plastic pedals and single clamp shifter and breaks

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  • ***

    Good starter bike

    Pros
    Great handler bars and shifters. Wheels have great grip. Suspension does great on the trail!

    Cons
    Pedals

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  • JakePfiz
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    If you plan to, or do ride aggressively, I would not recommend this bike. If you are looking for a budget bike, and you are not concerned with becoming an aggressive rider, then this bike will probably work fine for you.

    Pros
    Seems to be a great frame. Strong, and nice lines. Price point is there for sure.Good for an entry level rider who does not plan on getting to aggressive, or even a seasoned rider, who doesn't get real aggressive.

    Cons
    The jury is still out, but I will say that on my first "real" ride... 3 hours...15 miles...single track...some technical stuff...one of the pedals completely stripped from the crank, and came off while turning into a chute. Not cool. The components seem to be of lesser quality fr sure. Most are saying it's a good value, entry level bike, and that if you replace the parts with better ones as they break, you will eventually have a really nice bike. I might be returning mine. tough I am technically a beginner, I am more aggressive by nature, and I pick things up fast... I believe I need more bike right from the start.

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