I bit the bullet yesterday and picked up a 05' Slayer 30. This being my first full suspension bike doesn't give me much to compare it to but all the buyers remorse went away as soon as I blasted the first downhill on my favorite trail. This thing is bad a$$!!! I think right I now may look into getting a longer stem cause I am used to streching out a bit more and new seat, I know the tires will come later cause they are really soft but overall I am very happy. What kind of changes have you guys made in this area (seat/stem). That seat is uncomfortable and kinda ugly.