Typical newbie looking for a bike...but I live in the flatlands. No mountains here so I will be riding on marginal paved roads and solid dirt/rock roads
Just ran across this bike when looking at hardtails and couldn't find any "independent" reviews. Thus, I am curious of your thoughts on components, the road/mountain crossover, and if there are other bikes in this category that I have just missed.
This bike would be at the extreme top-end of my price range.
Thanks in advance