A50 after one season of riding.
Pros of this bike for me: One of the best builds for the price range in today's crazy bike prices.
Pretty light weight for an all aluminum build!
Really good modern geo numbers.
"Carbon" stem spacers are a nice bonus.
Ride 4 is a nice feature allowing for adjustability.
Tires seemed like a good choice for who will be buying this model of the bike. They are not too lightweight and XC for the aggressive customers. But they are not too slow and damped for the weight weenie customers. A good middle ground for what this bike is marketed as.
The brakes were a welcome surprise. They were not undergunned when using stock or XC tires. The tires would lose traction under braking before I reached maximum braking power. And that's with organic pads!
The bike is nice and quiet when riding - no creaks or cable slap noises.
This is the first WTB saddle that has agreed with my booty, and I am surprised I wont be replacing it.
Cons of my bike: Dropper cable routing is right in the way of where I like to put a spare tube.
Front hub does not match the SLX in the rear.
The 10mm Headset spacer is kinda ugly to me…
I couldn't get along with the handle bar.
Water Bottle mounts on aluminum models Medium and smaller can't really hold two water bottles…
Rear brake exit port in the chainstay needs a better fitting rubber/plastic grommet.
Rims are probably swiss cheese and are the OEM version, so no real same-same replacement.