Wow wow wow! I am in love with this bike. With 160 travel, front and back, you can literally cruise at ease through almost anything. The rock garden you see in my picture is something I would normally struggle to ride all the way through without putting a foot down but the Megatower gave me the confidence to push all the way through.
I rode this bike at three bike parks: Trestle, Keystone and Snowmass. Not only does this bike crush steep and technical descents, it jumps, corners fast and pedals well when needed. (I will be pedaling more with it in a few weeks and will update my review with that info. )
Summary (so far):
If I could afford two bikes, I would own the Megatower and keep my Evil Following for the ultimate duo. Mega for the downhill days and Following for the trail days. Since I cannot afford two bikes, I might be settling on the Santa Cruz hightower or Evil Offering for their happy medium in all areas.
UPDATE: I took the Megatower along on my adventure in the PNW. I pedaled at Tiger Mountain, Galbreath and some undisclosed locations. Although I was not setting PR's on the climbs, I was close to those records. I am not the fastest pedaler so if I were to buy this bike I would save weight and splurge on the CC model with Reserve wheels.