I had a very good experience with my SGM bike before. For me ok sya pang training when you're a newbie.
This was my first MTB kaya memorable talaga. hehehe
I did upgrade the fork and brakes after a few months, pero everything else is stock. Good side nito dahil mall bike sya, hindi sya fake, although "entry level" ang components.
Been to epic rides and different trails with my SGM bike, nasabayan ko naman mga bikemates ko with better bikes.
For me durable naman and great starting bike. Hindi ka manghihinayang "gamitin" ang bike because of the affordable price.