Im 5'8″ first thing in the morning, and this bike is huge for me. The
handlebars come up to my ribs and its difficult to stand over. I personally
super appreciate the the 90mm head tube to really bear down on the front. I
run a new 36 at 160mm travel, so you can imagine the axle-to-crown on a fork
like that is getting into 26″ DH territory (567mm for my 36, a 26″ fox 40 is
571mm), so I run the stem flipped with only a 10mm spacer on the bottom (low).
I don't have long legs and arms to leverage a bike around for things like
manuals, but i find the bike super maneuverable. Very confident in the air,
and tight cornering is only a matter of technique and line choice. Sure hasn't
slowed me down yet.