The Good: Solid Frame - Beefy but light
Wheels seem sound
100mm fork is a plus
The Bad: Not the best deraileurs
the fork is not that great will need to be replaced within the year (for me)
V-brakes are ok, but I will be replacing with disk
I picked this bike up for around $220 I believe, brand new, from Promotive.com. HUGE step up from the walmart mongoose I was riding. Very responsive (pun intended) and well built Bike. I cannot complain too much. I put the cons out there but really you get what you pay for, and I expected as much. Whenever something breaks I will upgrade it. Took it out on a couple hard rides and did very well. My buddy bought an Airbourne Sabre at the same time, and on both of our 2nd runs, he taco'd his wheel. I had no fear of it happening to this bike because the wheels seem to be quality enough. I recommend if on a budget, but not for the 500$ asking price. Wait until it goes on sale, or look for it cheaper elsewhere.