Super stoked about this bike! I was a little worried about the longer chainstays and the carbon frame being stiffer than a steel beam but all of those worries disappeared on the trail. The Spot Rocker SS proved to be planted on descents, and an absolute rocket ship on the climbs. Although the frame is carbon, it provided a subtle and comfortable ride on the more technical sections that inspired confidence even though it’s a carbon hardtail! As soon as you apply any amount of power to the pedals, it’s an immediate transfer to the dirt and it’s a complete blast! The simplicity of the single speed and the innovation of the Gates Belt Drive is unrivaled. This alone opens up an entirely hidden door to freedom that I haven’t felt on a bike in a very long time. There’s just something different about a silent bike when you’re pedaling that’s indescribable. This bike encourages you to ride better and smarter with the reward of a fantastic time on any trail. The bike was also setup for me perfectly and I didn’t find myself tweaking anything during the demo. The folks at Spot sure know how to build and smartly spec a bike throughout all of their builds with great pricing! Couldn’t recommend this bike more!