I'm testing the available 5" trail bikes and I've hit some of the usual suspects, Fuel EX8, Giant Trance X1 and the Cannondale Rize 3. I'm around 6' and a little over 200 and I'd like to stay under 3k. The Trance pedaled great but I didn't like the high front end and upright position. The EX felt a little more plush than the X1 and I liked the fit better. Both nice bikes but just not what I was looking for. I tested the Rize 3 just for the heck of it (I've never liked the full suspension Cannondales I've ridden before) and I was amazed how much I liked it. At least for me a much more natural / aggresive riding postion, the bike pedaled great and the Lefty was a huge improvement over the forks on the Giant and Trek. The bike seemed much more solid and connected and I liked the full SRAM gruppo. I'm actually kind of surprised how good it felt and I was hoping that someone else could give me some input (good or bad) on the Rize 3. Thanks!