The Good: Fantastic value for money. A brilliant ride.
The Bad: Long waiting times for delivery.Overall Review: I went for the Comp1 and not the Pro. One I don't like white bikes but two the Boss forks and shock are not easy to set up and also service centres are few in the UK. The Pike forks and Monarch shock work sweetly. Sizing is a problem buying online. As mentioned this bike is a game-changer.
The Good: This bike has a very stable geometry and feels in control when descending. The more affordable COMP version comes with a solid set of components, most notable the FOX suspension.
The Bad: HEAVY. Also, rear suspension geometry isn't the most sophisticated, so pedal bob is always a threatOverall Review: This is a very solid all mountain setup. It was my first 650b, as well as my first bike with over 120mm of travel. The COMP version comes with a reliable group of components. Shimano Deore all around gets the job done, and is not soul-crushing expensive should you knock off the derailleur in a rock garden. Pros: The bike feels at home on rough terrain. The 650b wheels fit really well with the geometry, Jamis has been doing the mid-size wheel for some time now. Though the head tube isn't as slack as other enduro or all mountain setups, this one finds a happy medium between the ups and descents, allowing you to climb some Read More »
The Good: Fit, weight, flex, price, grip, support
The Bad: Look, neoprene boot practically useless, pressure points up topOverall Review: So, I had been rocking XC shoes since back in the day where I was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of SPDs. Mashing the pedals on the slippers is great because they're stiff as a 4x8 but because of the top section of my foot they were constantly falling asleep. Why? Well...because they were essentially being smashed against a 4x8 super stiff carbon board. I wasn't quite ready to dive into the world of flat pedals as I've gotten nice and used to the laziness of floating my feet around. Besides, my aging knees creak and moan at the mention of flat pedals. Fair enough. What would be the compromise? I wanted a Read More »
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 !