VISP, get what you pay for?

I’ve had no issues, the steel inserts on the track ends are utter crap though. Ill fitting and wonky, but what do you expect when you pay peanuts?
Great for a bike you’re going to trash

Then it probably is.

I have one as my daily ride, I thrash it, including jumping off gutters and down stairs.
Waiting for the damn thing to snap in half but no signs of imminent peril yet

All you need to do is look at how many people are saying good things about these frames. Yes they are cheap, but so far i’ve only heard positive things about them. I bought one myself recently and i’m happy with how its turned out.

how do they compare to the hillbrick frames? the frame geometry looks pretty similar?

elephant, lion, it’s the same!