This bike is soooo quick. Power anywhere in the rev range, instant zap, incredible. The riding position is comfortable. I don't think about brakes or suspension at all when riding it, which means they must be good eh? Very very fast, but easy and controllable too, amazing, no wonder it's been rated top dog for past 3 years. Wish I'd have got one sooner. Strengths: Power, suspension, brakes, riding position, looks, just about the whole thing. Weaknesses: They're not free.