Brother got one this summer, XC and some light freeriding. We're only starting out so not doing the dog on the bikes.
After 2 rides - blown shock
After 4 rides - bent crank axle
After 5 rides - rear mech imploded
Constant issues with cog swapping front and rear.
Great frame, nice and tight but censored components which unfortunatley then need upgrading - makes you wonder why you didn't stump up for a higher model. If it's gonna live offroad, I wouldn't reccomend it.