The frame is comparable to most fs frames for weight. It has front and rear disc, and he already spent the money on upgrading his hard tail, he's just switching parts over. There is no money into this except a 15 bucks for a cheap shock and a little more for the enduro bearings for the pivot.hardwarz said:Save the $$ for a big upgrade... a new bike... Look forward to something with front and rear disc brakes and lighter weight frame.
Single pivot is still one of the most common designs. There are maybe 6 major companies that do a floating pivot like DW or Maestro on SOME of their bikes, among them Ibis, Pivot, Intense, Santa Cruz, Giant.mtnbiker72 said:Your friend will quickly learn why high single pivot designs are all but extinct in the bike world (department store bikes not withstanding)...especially without any kind of platform damper.