Yea we got the pivot squared away, found out the headset was missing about 1/4" of spacers - got that fixed. Replaced the really narrow stock bars for some Race Face bars and new lock on grips. Then the brakes reared their ugly head. It has Hayes Nines on it and they just don't work. They were soft, so we bled them. Then the little caps on the master cylinders blew out. Had to bleed them 4 times and they are still soft with pressure trying to blow the caps. I quit with these brakes, I cant have my kid have a failure in traffic. (he is a mtb racer and never rides slow) I ordered a set of mechanical disc brakes online. They are not high quality but should be ok for his "thrasher"Sweet bike, one of the first users of the dw link. Should be a great for your son.