My two cents: nope. Failures caused by assembly are not bike failures, they're
sloppy work by whoever put the bike together. Manufacturers have no control
over these things, and these days parts are so good that failures are bad luck
more than anything. As a reader, I want to know how the bike performs at it's
best. I want a bike review, not an assembly review. Now, if only reviewers
could find a way to make comparisons to other bikes some of us have ridden to
give more context to "lively, climbs like a goat," and all the other hackneyed
phrases… Bike reviewers work hard to figure out the nuances of a bike, that
knowledge should be shared and not buried in manufacturer-friendly marketing
copy (hint eds).
Great review on the tire, but could you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a comparative
review of the Bos Kirk vs CCDB Coil? How coil-like is the Bos? Do you notice
the weight difference while riding? Give Bos some coverage in the English
press, and feed the coil vs air enduro debate that the 11/6 is opening up!