I had a chance to demo this bike several times in Moab,UT at Outerbike and I really loved the ride quality. This is Pivots lightest frame ever,5.1 lbs in a medium. Even though the bike is extremely lightweight it never felt flexy on the trail making for a very stable platform to crank on. With a relatively short wheel base and a fairly slack head tube angle-68.2 with the 120mm fork i felt it opened up the bike a bit allowing for quick,flick-able turns on the trail and super fast bombing descents. In other words you are not pigeon holed into an XC bike as it is well suited for all mountain terrain too. To sum it up this bike is a very versatile, well rounded steed that's very light weight and responsive on the trail. It definitely left me with a smile on my face and I am 100% sure you will have the same reaction.
We can also custom build this bike often times with better components for around the same price. Hit me up for details.
Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike