This is an awesome sled! This long travel 29er dominates the trail. After riding the Rocky Carbon Altitude 26er for many months I bought and jumped on this bike with zero need to adapt or change my riding style for the 29" wheels. The bike handles so much smoother than my 26er and rolls over anything you put in front of it. I dive into corners and hold my line where I would wash out before. Dialing in the suspension was easy. The bike's geometry allows for more power while climbing and the short wheel base gives you the feel of a much smaller and lighter bike. I would certainly buy it again and suggest anyone looking for a quality, long travel ,29er test ride the Altitude 970. Or take advantage of Huck N Roll's 60 return policy and do like I did, order the bike, knowing you have time to return it if your not happy with it.