Nothing rides quite like cromoly steel; it's lively, compliant, and makes you feel one with the bike. See for yourself why people say "steel is real". Classic Haro "V-Bar" top tube for improved standover. Marzocchi enters the 29er fork market with its buttery-smooth 44 TST2 cross-country trail fork. Lockout makes climbing more efficient. The 15mm QR axle is stiffer than a standard 9mm QR and provides better handling and control. The Deore XT Shadow rear derailleur sits more inboard, neatly tucked away and protected from potentially damaging roots, rocks, and other obstacles. Deore is the workhorse of the Shimano family. Excellent performance in a new hydraulic disc brake system that's affordably priced. Low-profile, streamlined lever design looks great and performs flawlessly. Uses environmentally-friendly mineral oil. The arms of the Firex cranks are forged out of 6066 aluminum which is superior to 6061 aluminum in terms of strength. The GXP bottom bracket interface is smooth and worry free!
What does your extra money buy over the Mary XC Comp?
Marzocchi 44 TST2 suspension fork
Truvativ Firex 3.0 GXP cranks
Truvativ GXP outboard bearing bottom bracket
Ritchey Comp 10-degree handlebar
Ritchey Comp 4-Axis stem
WTB LaserDisc Trail rims
Shimano M445 hydraulic disc brakes
Shimano Deore front derailleur
Shimano XT Shadow rear derailleur
Shimano Deore RapidFire Plus 9-speed shifters
WTB Rocket V Comp saddle
Ritchey Comp seatpost
Shimano M505 clipless pedals