We finally have a contending freeride frame from them. It isn't using a horst link but does place the pivots in odd spots. Wonder what it will be like to ride. The dropouts are overbuilt as is the front end.
Anyways...simply put...took them long enough to produce a quality FR rig. If it rides well that will be great. Looks like having shandro on the trek team really pushed this forward. Not surprised considering the all mountain lineup is lame and weak.