It's awesome. I need to have it tuned still for my weight and stuff, and I reckon it can get somewhat better, but as it stands it's awesome. First time riding a coil shock, and the plushness of it is amazing. Between the suspension setup and the shock, I get a definite moving forward feeling when I pedal on flats and stuff. Managed to stick to an oke on a fairly long flatish single track without too much hassle, and he was on a hardtail. I'm sure I had to work harder than him, but nothing that made me feel like it was massive effort (also I'm heavy unfit) Climbing is harder, but that's a whole bike thing, it's bulkier and bigger than anything I've ridden before, I don't ever feel like I'm bobbing or anything. Only weird thing is trying to climb out of saddle feels meh. I find that just slowing down, getting comfy and spinning my way to the top takes waay less effort than trying to rush up. Going down is weird. Mostly it feels great, but every so often I get some track where the bike feels off. Not sure what that is as the trail conditions are mostly consistent. Generally I'm still trying to figure out how to dial it in along with the mrp fork, but I'm taking the approach that I just need to ride a lot more before doing stuff like that makes sense. So for the time being it's going to a bit weird and whatnot. I thought about replacing it for an air shock that's half the weight and you can lock it out and stuff, and decided against it in the end. This shock is a beast, no point having it if I'm not going to use it, the price of having it tuned is a lot, but it seems to be a one off thing, and I've already adjusted my riding to it and I enjoy it. Also it looks badd. ass. Only thing left is to get the skills and balls together to have it live it's purpose fully. Took it to an enduro trail close by, and boy do I have a ways to go. Left broken but happy.