The Good: Amazing Pedaling, Very comfortable cockpit, Descending is just amazing. You become one with the bike immediately
The Bad: Needs more room for the back wheel.Overall Review: This is the best all-mountain bike I've ever owned. I also own a Transition Bandit 27.5 with the exact same build(1x11, pike, dropper) and I usually end up taking the uprising even though it has more travel and is supposed to be less of a climber. I have not found that to be true. Especially with the Fox Climb mode, it climbs like a goat. The bike comes alive when you get to the top and switch it to descend. I have my sag set at 33% and it feels very linear up until the end of the travel when it becomes very progressive. The bike is so comfortable. This bike is so agile and the suspension system works perfect. I just wish there was more room in the rear triangle for mud and rocks. That should be remedied. I haven't had any other problems besides that.
The Good: suspension
The Bad: fork bumpersOverall Review: I tried a 951 evo as a rental bike up at Silver Star Bike Park and was super impressed. Very easy to ride, fast, handles and jumps well - overall awesome. My previous bike was a V10c that I spend 3 seasons riding and tuning and changing parts to get it just right. The 951 evo was better on the first ride, so I went and bought one. GREAT BIKE !
The Good: Tough, rugged, stout, kevlar stays in tact, pads stay in place, cheap
The Bad: Bulky which leads to sweaty knees in warmer climates, slide on only so you have to wear them all the ride.Overall Review: I finally got tired in my old age of wrecking(especially in wet winters) and bruising or scraping my knees. No, I'm not down on my knees as much as you may be thinking. But on a slick log over in December you can end up bouncing all your body parts and bruising more often than not. Also, with the advent of enduro riding(sarcasm) you just HAVE to have pads now, right? Not one to be left out on the trend I got my 800mm bars and knee pads. All kidding aside these things have fit well from day one. I don't have robust legs and wear a size medium in these pads. They have always been good about staying in Read More »
The Good: Locks on with no problem
The Bad: The thick grip isn't made for my hands, heavy, spendyOverall Review: My bike came with these initially and I thought I liked them. Well, at least I liked them for the climbing portion of the trail. They offered a lot of cush for pulling on the handlebars. When it came time to go downhill though my hands cursed the very existence of all that padding. I wasn't into the cush and my hands started to hurt after extended downhills. The issue became exacerbated with repeated days in the saddle. I believe I found these to just be too thick for my paws and had to resign them to the parts bin. I ended up going for some ODI Vans grips and have found those to be my thickness. If you need big grips these might be your ticket. I prefer thin grips and the feel they offer. It's kind of like saddles...to each their own.