The Good: 4130 Frame, Fork and Bars. Sealed Hubs, bottom bracket and Integrated Headset.
The Bad: Cranks and pedals bent quickly. The seat is small and uncomfortable. If you run brakes and pegs, be prepared to adjust your back wheel for clearance frequently. Hardware is easily stripped out in stem and cranks. You may want to consider buying upgraded hardware for ease of maintenance!!!!!!!!
This bike is pretty nice, for a complete in its price range. I bought this bike about 6 months ago, and have made some personal changes to it. Things like a thicker and more padded Premium pivotal, different handlebars, and a gyro GTX. I personally did not like the feel of the stock bars. The bars felt as if they pointed towards the ground,so I swapped them out for some 8.5 rise bars. The seat was also a personal preference, I don't like the feel of the slim pivotal seats. But, the gyro installation proved to uncover some little clearance issues and gremlins that are very typical of owning a stock bike. First of all a note to the bicycle industry. If a bike comes with welded on brake mounts, the bike should come with complimentary removable gyro tabs. That would have saved me an extra two weeks worth of finding some. The rider should have the choice to run them with a gyro or run a straight cable. Secondly, the compression cap for the stem does not have enough threads to deal with the extra clearance necessary to run the gyro. I am currently dealing with this problem, the compression cap completely blew apart inside the stem and fork. There were not enough threads on the cap, so if you run a gyro, be prepared to buy a longer compression cap ( I recommend the Tree Headset Cap: you will need the H25 model). Overall, this bike works well and in either color is very attractive and is worth the money. However, be prepared to deal with a classic case of the new bike blues. It runs great right out of the box, but the stock parts ARE MEANT TO BE UPGRADED!!!!