I test road 6 other bikes and when I got on the saddle of the Gan S and took my test ride I was sold. This bike wants to go from jump. It's responsive in the turns and is ridged enough that when I get out of the saddle I don't feel any twisting in the frame. The all integra components make shifting nice and smooth. This bike for the money was a great deal especially for the quality. If you want a great bike to race and to take regular rides I recommend the Gan S.