After a few great rides all I can say is that this bike rocks! The 29″ wheels are such an improvement rolling over roots and big bumps and the larger wheelbase handles tight turns surprisingly well. The bike is over 6′ long! It looks huge, but I’m over 6′, too, so it really feels like it’s the right size. Maybe the best part is the 1-finger stops afforded by the hydraulic disc brakes! Of course the suspension improves the handling and the comfort, and the on-the-fly adjustments have proven to be very useful. The pedals, grips, computer, bell and cargo bag are all carry-overs from my previous bike(s). It’s always sad to see an old bike go, but I’m so in love with this one that there’s really no pain, just good memories. 🙂 Here is a picture of the bike on my new hitch rack. The trunk rack that I’ve had for 20 years was due for a replacement and I really love how quickly bikes can be loaded, AND locked, on this rack from Performance.