I am a medically retired police officer. When I was in college I semi professionally raced mountain bikes. My wife green lighted the KHS 3000 purchase. We live near a vast system of single track trails. This bike may not be for everyone. In lower gears if you hit the ludicrous throttle you will pop a wheelie and go over backwards. This bike is truly amazing. I feel like a kid again hitting the throttle on a 150 cc dirt bike. The immediate torque is amazing. The suspension travel is terrific. In comparison to my more costly trek e bike this one is so much better. I am going to sell the trek and enjoy the 3000. Also I will be hunting with it. The single only downside is I wish they offered it in a silent rear bracket. The coasting clicks are loud and I would prefer not to have it for hunting I am so happy with the performance though. This is probably the second or third review I have ever given a product ever. I am so happy with the bike. It costs money for sure. But for me it is totally worth it.