Anyone has tried one? I damn like it too much! It's almost the same price as a Versus Blitz II but I don't know much about Astrix and also don't know how possible would be to get one with a different shock than the swinger it carries.

What I like is that it has the right travel I'm looking for with the burliness that just a few AM bikes use to have, plus the right size in the small package.

The disadvantage... well I dunno, but a Versus seems to me to be a better quality build... yet maybe the Stryker would be a better trail bike than a Blitz II. Further... a Preston would do maybe the same job an it's cheaper.

Just people with experience with this bike can tell. Anyone?