With 6061 double-butted aluminum frame tubing and fully hydroformed top and down tubes, the Nine 70 has many of the same features as race bikes costing hundreds more. Add in its competition-ready parts, including a Suntour 100mm suspension fork, Shimano shifters and mechanical disc brakes, and the Nine 70 is a versatile off-road machine for weekend adventures or racing alike.
Weaknesses: chain kept skipping ,tossed it and upgraded, tires arent the best for climbing but are good stock tires and it is a bit heavy but with upgrades you might be able to shed a pound , but hey its a better work out ! lol.
overall a great bike for the money with above weaknesses mention they are easy fixes, upgrades are the norm for any bike anyway, I will be replacing the pedals with new crank bros 5050 3 platform pedals and work my way around the bike in time .