I am writing this review on my bike that I have owned for just over a month now. I purchased this bike as my first re-introduction to a hobby that I love so much. I owned two mountain bikes, one hard tail 29, and a full suspension 26, both were stolen while I was away at basic training. They were not "Wal-Mart" bikes, they costed me $1,200 for one and $2,000 for the other. I waited until now to write my review so that I would be sure not to let the new bike "giddies" affect my review. I would just like to say that I absolutely love this bike, I have beaten the daylights out of it, and so far, nothing has broken. I am a daily rider, I live in the middle of nowhere in a small rural area with plenty of places to ride. It has been through every obsticle imaginable, according to my bike computer it has just over 100 miles on it, and has never let me down. I will say this though, if you do purchase this bike go through it with a fine tooth comb, or take it to a bike shop and let them take a look at it. My front brake was squeaking when I first got it due to a misadjustment as well as the chain popped off the front sproket also from a misadjustment. It was not the bike just the assembler, not paying attention to the task at hand. Once everything was dialed in, it was on! For the price and quality of the parts, I would much rather had this bike. There is only one modification in the works for this bike, a Rock Shox rear shock, the factory one is definately the weakest link on the bike. Oh and just in case you didn't know, it has a $150 front suspension, you can verify this for yourself the factory front shocks is a Rock Shox XC 28 TK Mg 29. You can find this at SRAM.com click on the Rock Shox icon at the top then, products, then XC on the left of the screen, it is on the bottom right. I hope this review is helpful, thanks for your time, and happy cycling!
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