Has anyone ridden a 2014 Strive that can offer their thoughts on it? The review of the 2103 model (bikeradar) was not very impresive. it seems their main problem was the shock and fork.
It looks like the 2014 model (8.0 team) has got a monarch shock and pike rct3 in place of the fox stuff last year so hopefully this should solve the problems.
I have been looking at the orange 5 and alpine 160 but am struggling to look past the strive from a value for money point of view. Just wondering what it rides like.