Ok ,on point.
I have pics around the site. As for the ride I have posted some detailed ride reports. In short, so not to repeat myself. It is a solid build. I am a 270 to 280 pound hack. Not to smooth and generally plow through stuff instead of "float". I, personally, don't notice brake jack as it is a single pivot but that is likely due to my braking habits, which I think are very good. Unlike some of my other riding.
With the dhx it is as good a pedaller as can be expected from a 7in travel bike. The 2005 REALLY fits the 2005 66rc. The geometry is slack enough for some solid dh and... ok it isn't steep at all. I REALLY needed to adapt my body position to go up hills.
Bottom bracket height and standover are a little to high for downhill (racing level), however its a fr bike...it fits that bill perfectly.
I do...this is the ONLY weakness, find the rear loose. Compared to my bighit this thing is a little noodly. A straight through axle and slightly different riding (more up front instead of pushing the rear in corners) and it was better. Personally, if I were in charge, I would get them to either follow suit with trek and put in some MASSIVE pivots, or build a 150mm rear. I notice it because of my size and ride style, it is really very solid for the average sized rider.
As for riding, I do xc, trails, LONG downhills, steep, smallish drops and I don't jump...I have jumped on it, it was ok, but I REALLY hate jumping. For me and this area, its been a great all round bike. I RARELY want my ht anymore. (don't tell her, she'll get jealous) but I do still take her out to really get me up those big mountains haha
2 things they fixed that I hated. (ok one thing, but I like the other thing too) I hate...DESPISE...FREAKING ANNOYED with the 26.8 seatube. Difficult size to find for fr level riding. They are now 30...which matches EVERY other bike I have. Arg...one year to late. The 1.5 headtube is nice too...gives more options. Next step...figure out what to do with that rear end...
I give the bike a...8.5 out of 10. I am a pretty picky rider compared to my friends, and really notice geometry to a tee...I would be hard pressed to find a 9 out of 10 let alone a 10