I upgraded from a Marin bobcat trail 3 which was my introduction to the sport . The Marin was a good bike but the Roscoe takes things to another level . Copes so easily with trails and you feel much more confident and safe riding it . The forks are immense and the gears and drive train are a joy to use . And I managed to get hold of an orange one so it looks absolutely stunning . I'm not an expert , just a weekend trail rider but this bike is just great for what I need . Very happy customer !