I just took the new cruiser out for its maiden voyage at Castlewood and I had a blast. I had mentioned previously about some of the changes in geometry from my first 29er and it was great to see that these changes made a HUGE difference in the way the bike handled. Not only did it handle like it was on rails on the downhill but when the bike was pointed uphill it felt much more stable than what I am used to. Also the fork held together on its maiden voyage as well. I can't say I am completely sold on the idea of rigid forks, however on the flat twisty stuff it was pretty nice.