Dirt Rag's latest issue (#202) has a great hit on the Hawk Hill. Here's what they had to say this time:
"The full-suspension Hawk Hill does a great job of keeping the price down while not sacrificing all the positive things needed for a real mountain bike. The Hawk Hill comes equipped with competent componentry; the Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes get you going and stopping while a RockShox Recon Silver RL fork takes the hits out front. While the Hawk Hill does not come with a dropper post, the frame has internal cable routing that’s ready for the upgrade.
As the token mom on staff, I work in a ride with friends or with my partner maybe once a week. Investing in a higher-priced mountain bike just doesn’t make sense to me, but that does not mean I want to sacrifice the fun factor by buying a low-end bike. Look for the full review in Dirt Rag #197."
Read the full review here.