LOL.. not really. The hardtails kill it where i am at... EPOs perfect for both XC and AM trails. The Riot is good for the days I want a little squish, the Balance & DJ for playing at the local freeride spot and the Jedi for bike parks... Which I have to travel to.. Still wouldn't give any up/\ whoa! I guess you have decent terrain in your area of indiana. I've only been to Indianapolis and things seemed pretty flat in that region.