Pros: Hayes hydraulic Brakes!! 1 finger lockups at speed! XTR rear.
Cons: Low BB height. Tires had to go. Upgrade the seat.
Purchased new @ Domonic's - Tempe,AZ in 2000. This thing has taken everything Phoenix trails can throw at it. Big hits on National(South Mountain), and sweet handling on Desert Classic and Hawes/TRW. Great for technical rides like Estrella and McDowell Mtn's. Flagstaff and Sedona rides were a joy (Schultz Pass and Cathedral Loop). Very good climber up to the top of Flagstaff's Elden Mtn and takes all the big hits on the Organ Donor/Sunset Loop/Little Bear trails. FAST and controllable on the downhills. My hardtail friends hate me. I love this Cadillac. The bike sits you a little up-right in the cockpit which will save your lower back on longer rides (Pemberton). I would recommend the Enduro for most anyone looking for an all around punisher.
Rebuilt Fox FloatR by http://pushindustries.com , was a must after years of flawless boing. Was loosing air, now its better than new.
The Manitu Xvert Super is perfect for my size and weight 5'9, 175. Little to no bounce on climbs
Could not beat the $1800 price