I test road an XL 07 FSR XC rim yesterday and I liked the geometry of the bike. It felt more upright then my 04 SJ FSR and hence more comfortable to ride. Unfortunately, the bike shop only allowed me to road test the bike so I have no idea how it will handle the dirt and gravel trials. The rear X-Fusion RLA shock may have dad a problem with it because it was extremely difficult to compress when it was not locked out. In fact the lockout felt and behaved the same as the fully open position did. Also the rebound-lockout lever migrated from the fully locked-out position during my test ride several times--is this normal? The other thing I notice was a random clicking or creaking noise emanating either form the X-fusion shock or the rear linkage. Has anybody encountered these problems with their FSR XC bikes and if so can they be fixed easily?