I must admit that I have been riding Yeti's for the last 10 years so some may consider this review biased. I ride very technical and steep (up and down) terrain including single track rides that take me above 13,000' in Colorado. This bike is a fantastic climber and very stable and plush going downhill. My only complaint is that despite being a 27.5" bike, the bottom bracket is nearly 1 inch lower than my 26" Yeti 575 which makes negotiating obstacles more difficult since my pedals sometime now bottom on rocks/logs that I would normally clear on my older Yeti. Still, this bike is really worth considering if you want a bike that can do it all.