This slayer is living up to my expectations!
I have yet to take it out to some gnarly stuff but on my regular rides it is killing it. Suspension is figured out and I am totally shocked about a few things: 1) how well it climbs, and 2) how on a totally normal (not gnarly) ride like 7th or Upper Tall Cans, or things that I would have thought would make it feel like too big a bike, it feels lively and fun and efficient, even in full slack.
Then when I take it on fast - hold onto the bars kinda stuff (not steep but fast and rough, top part of Wutang before the ladder for example), it takes off and soaks it all up like a DH bike.
Ive had 5 rides on it - first three were getting it set up, last two were bliss.
I love how it looks - going to ride wrap it because those orange letters are decals and they will not last (and I love them).
Its now got a OneUp EDC in the stem and pump, and a water bottle. Riding pack-less is awesome!