I demoed the Spot Ryve 115 on Green Mountain, just a few miles away from Spot's corporate headquarters in Golden, CO. The ride started with a climb, which, initially, sold me on the bike. It is a spectacular climber! There was no noticeable pedal-induced bob in the rear suspension. The trail was dry with intermediate levels of chunky rocks. The Ryve's rear tire never lost traction. Unfortunately, a thunderstorm erupted near the peak, and I quickly had to make my way down the mountain. This involved taking a lesser-groomed trail down. Perhaps it was the headtube angle or my lack of confidence on an unfamiliar bike or the unintentional trail's angle of descent, but descending felt "twitchy" to me. Having lots of saddle time with an Ibis Ripley v4, I immediately missed its descending prowess. In my opinion, if the Ryve 115 were to slacken its head tube angle by 0.5 degrees, this bike would be an unbeatable trail bike. I recommend it if climbing is your thing, but there are better bikes for descending.