New pivot rider. Replaced both a heavy freeride bike and an xc bike with one bike to rule them all? Maybe not, but I replaced an Iron Horse 7 Point 3 and a Cannondale with a Firebird. Rides really similar to the 7p3, both DW Link bikes, but weighs so much less. Bought the frame used and built it up over the winter with a mix of parts from the 7p3 and some new stuff. Really pleased with it.
Just built up a Les 27.5 hard tail. I must say I'm really enjoying this bike. Having only ridden full suspension MTBs since around 1999, I'd forgotten how efficient these bikes can be. I'd didn't even try to make this bike light, but it weighs 21 pounds and climbs exceedingly well. I'm living in Ankara, Turkey and this bike comes in handy on the long, steep climbs we have around the area.