It must be racing season, or something, because most guys are riding to test their bikes or riding to test the course. That's cool, and I wish them all lots of luck, but, I (not being a racer, just a rider) would like to hear how your xx is working out on the trails. I've only had mine a couple of months and half that time I've been under 2-4 feet of snow, so, I've only got to ride mine a few times. I don't ride to test my bike, the course, or myself. I ride to enjoy my bike, the trail, and myself. I appologize if I'm sounding blunt, just want to hear from another joy rider'.