Have had this bike for about 2 weeks, treated it roughly, and haven't had any problems. The front suspension (RST Gila Plus-T6) is surprisingly good so far, aside from the weight. Just after purchasing the bike, I took it for a 'stress test', and when I finished I could see that the forks had travelled approximately 80mm. (This was after a three foot drop where I tried to use my body weight to compress them - 180 lbs). If they truly have 100mm of travel and they prove to be durable, this bike is the best value for any type of cross-country riding. The seat was a bit uncomfortable at first, but I've gotten used to it. The disc brakes are awesome so far. They are not too 'grabby', which I find useful on steep downhills, and they are not noisy so far. The SRAM SX-4 rear derailleur seems good too. This is my first bike without Shimano components, and I was a little worried about this prior to purchasing the bike. The SRAM system feels solid, has no plastic parts (that I can see), and keeps lots of tension on the chain. So far, I have no regrets about purchasing this bike.