If you want power and performance in your mountain bike, then this is the model for you. You may find that this is little expensive than other models, but the output it gives when riding it is more than enough reason to choose this model. You can consider this as one of the models that can open the door for you to love mountain biking more.
This has a Hand built 4-inch travel 6061 t-6 aluminum alloy full suspension frame. This makes it very durable to ride and use in all kinds of terrain. And since it is handmade, the quality of the frame is guaranteed. The possibility of having a factory defect is highly unlikely since each craftsman that creates the individual units ensures that what they produce is always one of the best. Because of this as well, you can assume that each frame is unique. Thus, even if they are designed to look the same, the skill of the maker makes each unit of this model individual in its own right.
The frame is then paired with Sr sun tour XCT 100mm suspension fork and kind shock coil rear shock as wheels for easy navigation. Like many mountain bikes then, it can be sued in most terrains. Its advantage comes with the ease it gives the rider even in rough roads.
The brakes work well with its Tektro Aires mechanical disc brakes. Performing complete stops even on high speeds then will be very easy. But take note that if you are a beginner, you might want to avoid stopping immediately while at full speed. Slow down first or you might fly off from your bike because of the quick stop it can do.
And as for shifting, you will have great control with its Shimano 8-speed drivetrain with SR sun tour cranks. Each gear can be used in different terrains, but still you need to learn which ones are suited for a specific area. The manual that comes with the unit should give you some idea about which gear to use in a certain situation.
Some Cons You Need to Know
Casual bikers may find this model a little too complicated to handle. Although it can still be used in casual riding, the full potential of this model can never be used unless it is utilized to explore uphill and downhill courses. You need to have the desire to learn more about mountain biking then for you to enjoy this model to the fullest.
This particular model surely has higher performance than most of the other units that you can find in the market of $200 – $1000 model bracket. Its capabilities are also on par with some of the models that cost more than $1000. The only other aspect you need to consider if you so ever decide to choose this model is your capability to handle the bike properly and give justice to what it can provide you.