I have the same bike and love it but it needs some upgrades (fork,pedals,...). What upgrades did you make?
Manitou Tower Pro fork
Dmr V12 Mag Pedals (though I also have a set of crank brothers candy 2 pedals)
Giant Connect SL seatpost
upgraded bottom bracket
WTB Pure V saddle
Stans Tubless setup
Odi / Troy Lee Designs Lock On Grips
Geax Saguaro TNT tires
Easton EA70 Monkeybar Handlebar
swapped out the Giant Sport stem for a more aggressive one. Not sure on the model, but the colors sure do match!
I really want to swap out the shitty Sram X4 setup and at least get a 3x9 or 2x10, then probably replace the disc brakes. Pretty much waiting on it to totally go. I would definitely swap out that fork! Taking off that boat anchor SR Suntour fork shaved 2 pounds off. Its a great bike to upgrade the geometry is almost identical to the XTC 29ers, but yahhh really shitty components. Just upgrade as they break, that's what I did.