The Good: forward thinking 29r that is now copied
The Bad: could be a bit slacker
This was my 1st 29r and my 1st hardtail since I owed my Yeti DJ back in 2005 and my Cannondale F700 before that in1998. I really enjoyed this bike and road it quite a bit. If i didn't have to consolidate my garage I'd still have this. I also have a feeling I'll own one again and here is why.
1. Rolls over anything
2. Stiff and efficient
3. best looking 29r hardtail
4. short stays
5. was slacker than anything out when it came out
6. rips downhill
They revised it recently and slacked it out a bit more + they lowered it and added a DM front derailleur. Honestly though I'd only ride this thing as a 1 by.
I always enjoyed riding it faster on more technical trails or certain sections other guys on their super AM bikes either walked or tip toed down.