I posted my first ride on this bike in the forum. In that first post, I said I liked the bike but had a few issues with the front end deflecting over rocks, roots, dirt clods, climbing out of ruts, etc. I liked how the bike was light feeling, but wished it had more stability. Well, it's freaking awsome now! I took it up to the Sierras and rode tight single track, fire roads, rocks, roots, etc. It handles like a dream and the suspension is very plush. The things that made the difference where: 1) Set the rear suspension to the Golden Rule of Sag: 40mm static, 115 dynamic. It was around 45mm static. I'm around 180 lbs without gear, so I'm probably still on the border of a stiffer rear spring. 2) lowered the fork tubes to 4mm from the top of the fork tube (it was 6mm). 3) Set all of the suspension settings to comfort mode per the owner's manual(I might stiffen it back up after it breaks in more). 4) Installed a Scotts Steering Stabilizer. I think this made the biggest difference. It made the bike so stable over the rough stuff. I never noticed it working, not even in the tight twisty stuff. It just made the bike feel very planted. I think this is a great combo with this bike, you get the best of both worlds: light responsive steering, and stability over the rough stuff. The suspension is very plush. It swallows up the rough stuff like no other bike I've ridden accept maybe a crf250x. The only thing I noticed is it would swollow up the bumps, so it wasn't very easy to launch it over anything, like pre-jumping an obsticle. I think that is the benefit to stiffer suspension off-road, but I'll try the plush settings for a while. I had fun with the clutch. I ran a Rekluse in my previous bike, but I'm not sure if I need it in this bike. The clutch has a relatively light pull, so it was fun clutching it out of corners and not pumping up. It grunted up steep hills without stalling, so I'm not sure this bike needs a Rekluse. Plus with the electric start, it's not such an issue stalling. I can't wait to ride this bike again, it was so much fun! LJ.