With Trail geometry and longer travel suspension the Highpoint is a better choice and a much more capable bike off-road than an XC bike.
The Suntour XCM fork is a simple and reliable coil spring design but it still has 5 inches of suspension fork travel, 25% more than some comparable bikes.
The drivetrain components are excellent, a Shimano Deore 1x10 setup including the crankset and bottom bracket. Deore is typically spec'd on bikes above $1,000.
The parts that other stand out are wheels and tires from Wilderness Trail Bikes: Tubeless Ready WTB rims matched with WTB Trail Boss 29 x 2.25 tires.
These also are usually found on more expensive bikes and a noticeable improvement over OEM stuff often used at this level.
This is a well equipped, trail ready mountain bike that you can ride hard, at a relatively affordable price.
|Fork||SR Suntour XCM 32, 120mm|
|Wheels||WTB STX i23 TCS tubeless ready|
|Tires||WTB Trail Boss, 29 x 2.25|
|Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow Plus|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 1x10
|Cassette||Shimano M4100, 10spd, 11-42
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Vivo|