Nothing wrong with that crankset. Looks like they just took a 2x and replaced the large ring with a bashing. Wouldn't be my first choice, but it looks solid. If it were me id probably opt for the new XT 2x and add a larger ring and bashring. Ive only had experience with an older rf ride XC 3x9...it took a beating and still looks good...only complaint is the weight. This one looks like a similar design.
I bought a set on Ebay a couple of months ago on bid for $73 from Rocky Mountain. They are now around $144. I like them so far. I put a 34T on and have a 11-34 in back. Works great for the stuff I ride in Houston. I have about 400 miles on them and they are on my Niner Air Nine. I have 175mm and my inseam is 32.
Problem solved....went with the non-bashguard 175mm 34t and picked up a white and blue bashguard....have green KCNC chainring bolts coming and want to highlight the green of my Soma Juice....also have a blue Atlas handlebar so will be a tough call...thanks again for the heads up.