theres definitely a lot better choices. but my local shop deals em so i got a deal on one. first dh bike ive had so i dont have much to compare to. but i'm real interested in sx trails. those seem sick.
should have saved up a bit more, you'll start to regret the kona one day, specialized makes some damn good bikes, i considered and sx trail or a demo instead of that devinci, but downhill is my thing and not freeride
the stinky has actually held up alright. but a lot of the trails where i'm from you cant exactly lap all that well. usually one and done unless you got the energy. not logging roads or anything to lap with a truck.
mine was kinda rickety and needed some oil/wd40, so I stripped all the gay chain gaurds and shit off, and ditched everything except the necessary parts. No speedo or mile guage, just wide open flesh eating chain running right next to my leg. Its exhilarating.