Ok, I've been riding the SS rigid thang for about one month now and I'm hooked. My FS sits most of the week and I've been on the SS regularly. The simplicity of the machine, the way it handles, more focus on the trail instead of shifting gears is exhilarating. Some climbs in my area are really tough for a SS but I don't mind grinding away or pushing/carrying bike since it's a WHOLE lot lighter than my FS. I can't wait to go home to ride. When I ride with my 2 boys I grab the SS.... I feel like a kid again!