I had a Gary Fisher hardtail and wanted to go into a fs so after reading a lot here and looking into it elsewhere I decided on a Fantom Trail. Right out of the gate I've put a carbon bar, carbon spacers, Sette Type S grips and Crank Brothers Split stainless skewers.I've got a better rear shock on the way in the mail that I will put on next week. It still weighs a lead brick but as the saying goes the lighter the bike gets the lighter the wallet gets so I'm not gonna b*tch there. Over all I'm happy with it, the welds seem to be good quality, paint, fit, finish all seem to be on par with the bike. I'll be on the Bur-Mill trail with it Sunday to see how she rides. Cheers!