The Good: The fork, chainguide, and frame are all quality parts, it is a very stable, durable machine
The Bad: I wish it had orizontal dropouts for SS conversion, the rear hub isnt very strong
I really enjoy this bike; I am in my mid twenty's and I wanted to get a bike that could go up and down hills. I started riding 3 and a half years ago on a dirt jumper, then got a free ride/ dh bike, and this completes my fleet. I love this bike for XC and light free ride. The fork is amazing, I have yet to completely bottom out and have hit a 25 foot trail gap on this thing. I am pretty rough on my equipment and it has stood up superbly. It was at a great price for me, I wanted a fun bike that was on the cheaper side (I am in college and I work part time, I had to save up over many months to purchase it). I have since added different handlebars, pedals and a dropper seat post that I already had. My local shop also converted the rims to a tubeless setup for me with no issues at all. It is now the perfect machine for my town, Eugene, Oregon, and I absolutely love it.