Super stiff, short wheelbase and tapered headtube make the bike extremely manuverable and snappy. This stiffness also transfers to excellent climbing. Really light, with internal cable routing that both protects the cable from grit and wear, and looks gorgeous.
You'll have nothing to complain about except how to spend all the $ you saved building your new race machine.
An excellent bike, great price, super manuverable but retaining all the good aspects of the 29er wheel. I have ridden most other top 29er hardtails on the market, and not only does it ride as well or better, but has many little things that make it shine even more, such as the super low price, the excelllent durability, and internal cable routing, not to mention the much more responsive feel. Some 29ers make you feel like you're hauling a trailer. This one makes you feel like you've recently won the lottery and bought a new exoctic car.