The new Spot Mayhem 130 is a beautiful bike that is an improved version of what was already a great bike! I have a lot of time on the original Mayhem and it was a super bike worthy of all of the praise it got online. But the new design is an improvement in many ways. First it is stunning to look at the design and design details, you just want to stare at it. The bike is stiff, quiet, very small bump compliant, and it was stable going fast and lively and maneuverable going slow. I was very confident riding up steep technical sections of trail that I was unfamiliar with and I felt like I could really let it just go flying downhill. Climbing on the bike felt familiar - these Spots just want to go up hill and somehow work to help you with each pedal stroke. Climbing up steep sections was easy, just pedal and enjoy! The old Mayhem was really good at all of the things we seek in our bikes, but the new Mayhem just shows that bike designers, and Spot in particular, are making better products for us all to enjoy. Well done - grand slam! If you are looking for a bike, you will want the Mayhem after you have seen and ridden it - you watch it's going to win a lot of awards.