This rig kicks ass. DW-Link rear end, 150mm rear end, 7" of travel front and rear (and can take 8" up front by swapping in a Marz 888 or a Foz 40 for DH), and a 66.7 degree head angle, its shits and gets and then some. I can pedal up hill to my favorite trail head and bomb it. I live in Texas, so when I was looking for a new bike it HAD to be pedal friendly. When I heard how well the 7 Point does around the world, I had to have one and now I do and couldn't be happier.