New bike is a dream. Unreal and almost not fair to the singletrack I know really well. On Saturday shaved 25 minutes off Island Lake (13.8 miles on 1:01) average with an over 10 mph average speed. Hills are nothing to this bike. Speeds are just insanely fast making a more engaging ride. Even front tire washout not an issue now with some ride adjustment.
On Sunday got a quick rain soaked ride in at Tree Farm. Again ripping the whole time. Shaved about 15 minutes off here and the flats and hills were nothing even in the harder gears. Felt I could even turn and angle the bike even better than the 26er. I see absolutely no disadvantages now going up 3" in OD. Full suspension is so perfect. Complete downpour at final 2 milesians new bike getting first clean down and re-lube. What a ride. 2 loops now everywhere!