Purchased used in the month of July 2010, it was a very impulse buy. Thoughts of doing 8 foot hucks, huge jumps and frequenting the Whistler bike park went through my head and it made sense on getting a full suspension all-mountain/freeride bike. Seeing a $3300 original receipt of purchase and was being sold at $600, my vision was blinded and I really had to have the bike. It was a great deal, I was happy. For 4 months I rode this bike everywhere. Put on nearly 1000 road kilometers on it. Used it twice for downhill and more than a few times doing XC rides. Unfortunately, as I rode more and more and my biking habits are being defined, I have come to realize that this bike is the wrong bike for me. I've come to a realization that this bike will never be used for what it was designed for. I will never be able to do 8ft hucks, not good enough to do huge jumps, never gonna do downhill at 30km/h. It was too heavy and too big for me and it sucks doing road rides on it. What I needed was an XC (cross country) mountain bike in its place. I went through the whole process of defining myself as a rider, and XC rides and road rides are what I enjoy most.
Now this is what's left of the bike, a bare shell of a frame.