a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: August 10, 2011
Strengths: Great frame.I Dont feel bad about slamming it around at all. The geometry and clearance combined with 29 tires really help you up climbs and bomb descents. Great rims.
Weaknesses: Some of the components are suspect. Promax disk brakes are probably going to need to be replaced soon down the line. The suntour fork is garbage, many just consider it to be a place holder for something mountain worthy. Frame is slugish
I have to give this Bike a solid endorsement. Although Im going to have to replace the brakes and fork, this bike is worthy of upgrading. As this is my first 29er mountain bike I find myself laughing at how you can climb over EVERYTHING rather than go over it. The geometry of the frame can be seen in higher end bkes. I would reccomend this bike for intermediate riders who dont require a lightweight frame yet. Great entry level bike.
Ok so I have been looking for bikes and I am wanting to get a first one. I rode the summer on a revel 2, didn't like it much. Test rode some bikes, fell in love with 29ers. Said screw my budget and bumped it up to about $800.
I am looking at two bikes right now but am open to suggestions.
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