Strengths: Great components. Perfect frame proportions. Stays tuned - not fussy. Pretty light.
Weaknesses: I really haven't found any yet.
I have owned this bike for about 9 months now and I love it! I tested comparable bikes of all makes and models and this bike felt superior to all, including the Specialized Myka and Stumpjumper. This is my first WSD and this bike had a great fit and feel, and was one of the few 29ers that felt both solid and agile instead of big and "Cadillacy". She does hills so well it doesn't matter that I got out of shape over the winter. And with the Big Wheels I can get up and over almost anything rocky. A dream!