The Good: nice and light. holds up alright. back wheel is good. and the best part of the bike is THE CRANKS! i love these cranks. solid as fuck. and nice and long. makes me FEEL like im ridin 23-9 seriously, these cranks are indestructible.
-also, the stem is fantastic. if you just take time and dont be a pussy and tighten the stem good enough it'll never slip or shift or anything. i have sputnic skyline bars and i havent had to move em forward or back ever! the only time i did so was when i painted them black but yeahh...
The Bad: -snapped the front axle and bent the dropout on my FIRST EVER smith attempt. i literally went up to a 1 1/2 ft. box and fell face first onto hot ass cement.
-also the frames dropouts dont handle grinds too well. the dropouts slip every time i try to feeble, or icepick. same with stalls.
-*sigh* kontacts...enough said >.>
i have the 2011 version (same thing just comes with odyssey twisteds) and it held up till i started to actually throw shit. i need a new frame and front wheel but im gettin a front wheel in like a week (vandero2 laced to shadow orbis. white/black/white) and the frame is good for starting to learn grinds. overall you should get this bike if youre a beginner. but you might want to save up for a new pair of bars, pedals, wheelset, and frame for when you get to the intermediate level.