Great place to start if going for a full suspension XC bike.
No longer available in the US, except as as used.
More than 2 years
I've be XC riding now for 3 years. Since purchasing it new. I've upgraded the forks to a Duke SL, the derailers & gears to XT and the rear shock to a Fox Vanilla R. While spending $$$ on upgrading it, I wondered that I might have over upgraded it. Well, it has been a couple years and decided I might need a new bike. So after hunting and testing and even buying a new bike (freeride/DH), I've realized its a really great bike for XC and really worth the upgrades. It is a XC so its not meant for drops over a few feet, or maybe I've been especially lucky, but it still runs great.
Yes I would recommend it to a friend
Submitted by ferrariboy76 - 5/10/2004 8:15:54 PM
Looks cool and it is a great beginner bike. But if you're over 6 feet tall, this bike only comes with a 19 inch frame
Components suck, fork sucks, crankset broke when going off 3 foot drop, rear shock sucks, front wheel went out of line quickly
This bike sucks. I have replaced the fork, stem, handlebars, wheels, crankset, bb, rear and front derailleur, shifters, upgraded to hydro discs, seat and post, rear shock, and the headset. Basically took everything off and put new things on. My bike is worth over 2000 dollars now!
No I would not recommend it to a friend
Submitted by drew - 2/5/2003 11:25:33 AM
not many, the brakes work alright and has good derailers and shifters
this bke is falling apart and i have had nothing but problems with this bike
Less Than A Month
this bike sucks, the frame is cracking near on the top of the down tube