The 525 steel whilst not the lightest, these tubes hide the extra grammes surprisingly well, built for abuse, that the geometry incites. The 65′ head angle comes into its own on the steepest of technical trails, the 50mm stem and wide bars alleviate any sloppyness in the steering dept. whilst the hardtail rear end does nothing to hinder the winch & plummet style of riding this bike is built for. A durable build kit of trail proven parts finishes off this bike, but we’d like to see a dropper specced as standard on all models. Clearly not a race bike but one that’ll keep you competitive whilst chasing your mates on their gnarrpoons round trail centres & bike parks.