The Good: Great angles, low BB, versitile, low mass, leightweight, stiffness, 1.5" steer tube and fork. Great if not possibly the best, when it comes to its catergorie... Overmountain, Park, Freeride, HD All Mtn, DH. You will see this bike out there with dual crown forks, this chassis is truly built to shred. My rig is 32.8 lbs with Fox 36 180mm, XO, Iodines and Reverb. It would be the same with a high end Boxxer... lose the dropper post for DH and I'm sitting on a sub 32 lbs dual crown rig! Remarkable!
The Bad: Umm... Love the 1.5" headtube... do not like the propeirty headset diameter... all headset pieces for different fork steer tubes must come from Cannondale. Not compatible with aftermarket headsets.Overall Review: This bike is wicked... shred sled for sure. If you like to pedal to your drop-ins and don't really want to comprimise anything on the DH, give the Claymore a long look. When the Dyad is in the Elevate postion, not only does it climb like a 110mm bike, it also jumps like one too. So if you find yourself at a jump set with your Claymore... pop it in Elevate and have some fun. One of the only rear air shocks that feels like a coil (Fox Dyad). This rear shock moves massive amounts of fluid therefor runs cool for predictable and durable suspension performance. I didn't knock off any points for the headset, because really the parts are available and you can put any fork in this frame. Try a demo from your local bike shop and let the bike sell itself to you. I know it will.