At sunshine bikes, Fairfax, ca. Great bike. Really a beautiful frame. Tubes are huge around the top tube - downtube junction (siimilar to Santa Cruz bikes). Bike was nice and light - about 25-26lbs with Fox CTD suspension, XT stuff, and Stan's arch EX wheels. Frame felt very stiff. Suspension action in the rear was excellent, as expected, but the way the bike accelerated was way better than I expected and I think with the right build It could easily be 24lbs and would make a phenomenal race bike. It is very fast. Definitely not a super plush ride, but again to be expected somewhat given that it is only 120mm. Nonetheless, it still felt good because of the suspension action. Also it was a demo so was not dialed as it could have been. It was very impressive in the tight twisty stuff for a 29er, and is definitely a Singletrack slayer. It was a actually a little odd at times as I forgot I was on a 29er when zipping around, only to be reminded when it found stupid amounts of traction when cornering, or just getting up and over technical climbs without fuss. As a testament to this, the tires were spesh fast trak, which I have used in 26" before and hated. Fast but no traction. In 29 flavor, they were both fast and got great traction for such a XC race type of tire. I would have loved to have found out how it handled the gnar, but just did not have enough time to ride it to those trails where i could find out. I think for my purposes i might want something with a little more travel but this was an impressive bike no doubt.