Coming off a 3.5" XC bike, I'm very impressed with the bike. At 6', 175 lbs., the large fits perfect. It's super comfortable whether crawling down rocky technical terrain or on a 3 hr. loop. Uphill riding could use a rear lock out, happy with the Revelation front shock. The techs suggested tinkering with the pos/neg fork pressure which has helped dial it in. The frame is super solid, no downhill chatter. Ordering, pickup, and tech service were great. Overall, I'm a little slower going up and a lot faster and more confident going down.