This is a bike that works best for mountain and trail biking. With its intuitive geometry, appealing aesthetics and outstanding value, it will deliver great performance in every scenario.
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Pro Heavy-duty suspension
Despite being relatively low-end, it uses an air-spring suspension instead of a coil spring or no suspension at all. The air suspension can be more precisely adjusted and while it may feel stiffer and with less play compared to more expensive systems, it’s a very noticeable leap from cheap coil suspensions.
Pro Top-performance brakes
Braking is handled by Shimano Deore brakes with 180/160mm center lock rotors. These don’t have the same bite as more expensive models, but the longer levers provide good leverage and precision. Although these won’t totally compete with high-end trail bike equipment, only professional-level riders will have to worry about the difference since it’s good enough for most situations.
Pro Excellent gears
The 10-speed gears are shifted by a Shimano Deore Shadow Plus derailleur that are known for their sturdiness and precision. Combined with an 11-42t Sunrace cassette, it also brings the costs down without sacrificing performance.
Pro Same gear across models with different sizes
This bike comes in five different frame sizes, but the gear stays the same. With this approach you only need to choose the correct size and don’t have to worry about the equipment differences. Most mountain bikes are available in multiple models that use the same frame with different build kits to create a range. This can be confusing especially when you try to figure out why some bikes are more expensive than others though they look the same.
Con Rear wheel needs adapter parts that can get easily lost
You have to take extra caution when removing the rear wheel or you can lose the adapter parts that allows it to fit the bike’s narrow hub.
Con Grips will get loose around the handleba
The grips are not locked onto the handlebar with collars, so in very wet conditions they will get loose around the handlebar.