Cons: x7 Shifter, 3 speed crank
The Paragon is nothing short of AMAZING.
It climbs like a mountain goat descends like a demon and tracks like it is on rails.
I am able to climb out of the saddle up places where my 26er would just spin the wheels.
On gravel patrol roads I used to have to be careful when crossing the center gravel pile in the middle of the road because my 26er got loose, the 29er is ROCK solid.
I wish the shifters were X9, but that said they have been great to date.
I do wish it had the option for a 2X10 instead of just 3X10 drive train.
There is a bit of chain rub with the 3X10 that 1 3X9 does not have.
Most of the rub is just getting used to the new gear layout and learning when to shift the front and rear
so they work best together.
All in All it is AWESOME