A point and shoot bike!
Pros: Trustworthy, Good Geometry, Great Components, Lightweight, Durable, Handles Well
Cons: Soft seat
Best Uses: Single Track, Descending, Technical Riding, Climbing
Describe Yourself: Competitive Cyclist
My third 8500… I have been mountain biking since 1978. These bikes rock! Lightweight, dependable, fast. There is little incentive to move to full suspension while this kind of bike is around. I might change this ride the day I am last in the pack…