As mentioned, the Cliff 29 Comp is a decent bike but will leave a little bit to be desired. I bought the next level up, the Cliff 29er Pro ($700) and it's a solid ride. It's well worth the extra $200 to go with the Tora Solo Air fork, SRAM X-7's, and Juicy Five hydraulic brakes. I changed out the seatpost and that's it. The stem and bars are pretty generic, but probably the same as the lower end Ritcher/Bontrager/Specialized/Giant/etc aluminum components. So far they're working fine, so I'll replace if they start to bug me.
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