This bike rides great and offers aerodynamic qualities normally reserved to TT bikes. The overall package is really solid for the money. I rode an all-black final prototype around Deer Valley last August and was very impressed.
This is hands-down the best 29er coming out for 2010. I rode this bike at Interbike and was thoroughly impressed with its overall capabilities. It climbs well and descends with the best of them. If you've been a 29er fence-sitter, this bike will kick your butt off that fence in a jiffy!
I don't think I could ever consider purchasing a bike with a fixed seatpost mast, but I suppose I'm not the target market. For hard-core XC racing where the fixed height is ideal, I can understand, but for anyone else, it makes zero sense.
I slap these between all my different bikes and love them overall. They aren't as lightweight as the eggbeaters, but I like having the small platform and I really like the price. I've had no issues with any of my Candy's... yeah they do get a bit scuffed, but they continue to perform just fine. I took this pic at Interbike yesterday. Got to test out the new SRAM XX component group and it is AMAZING!