This is a whole new world! First time on Full suspension, disk brakes, and nine speeds! The bike feels real comfortable. By the end of the weekend and nearly 100 miles in the dirt i felt like i was pedalling this bicycle uphill a little better. Pointing it downhill just left a big smile on my face. So many more lines are available now! Cornering at fast and slow speeds seemed good. Oh and i won't be building many more rim braked bicycles! I love having the big ass tires mounted up can't wait to let them roll down the trail at the fat tire fest! Dave are we hitting krosier again? Please! This bike makes me want to drive down to WP and hit the Mountain Goat trail like back in the day!