I love the Trek and G4 editions but the exposed winch setup concerns me. Firstly is fully exposed to the elements, so I imagine it wont take long for the metals to rust over, especially if you live in New England or anyplace with cold weather where salt is put on the roads. Next it looks like an open invitation to thieves looking to get a bargain on a new winch! Next what about approach angle? If your in a frontal position there the bumper is close enough to an obsticle like say a boulder, wouldnt that winch location be a mad idea?
I think a better solution is a discrete winch setup thats locked in securly, and not as exposed to the elements and does not overhang on the front bumper. Just my opinion though.