The HP+I is gaining a lot of interest as a 1 Gravity bike to rule them all: pedal up to gnar/Shuttle/Park/Race etc. Especially w/ Dreadnaught ability to run dual crown and mullet w/Ziggy Link. Range w/DC ability. Kavenz mullet. The G1 is the same design philosophy(just doesn't fit a bidon in the triangle🙄): two rear travel settings w/2 different spring weights, unlimited fork configurations, wheel size whatever, run a larger shock, do what you want with the RC length.
Are these bikes better than their standard chain routed bikes; IDK. Sounds like DrewM knows a few people that flogged their Druids months after getting them.
IMO WW fascination has hampered mtn bike progress. Top 3 questions I'm asked about my G16 are always in no order: How much does your bike weigh? How much does it cost? Is this carb0n? I've never weighed any of my bikes but I'd guess that my G16 29 is pretty close in weight to my V10C 26.
We're at the point where people are equipping their Trail bikes w/4pot brakes,36/Lyrik/Helm/Coil-Overs or HV Air shocks/Enforced tyres etc. Myself included haha.