Diamondback really nailed it with this bike. At 30 lbs it climbs like a champ, especially in climb mode on the shock, but it really shines on the way down. This bike is very confidence inspiring, always begging you to take the more gnarly line down. It's also very playful, easy to pop up into a manual down the trail or over roots and rocks. Really fun to blast off of rocks and roots using them like a jump as well. The spec is hard to beat on this bike, so you won't have to swap anything. I absolutely love this bike, I'll be riding it all summer on everything from XC trails to full on bikeparks and DH trails. Also check out what Pinkbike had to say about the bike -
I really can't believe this bike comes spec'd as well as it does at this price, Fox suspension front and back, Race Face narrow wide chainring, Crank Brothers dropper post, and still the same frame as the Pro build!!!