I have 4 rides on the 36 and like it much better than the stock fork.The front end feels so stiff and solid with it, not that the stocker was horrible, but it is NOTICEABLY stiffer giving a real solid feel everywhere. I haven't noticed any difference in climbing yet due to the slightly slacker ha but we'll see after some more time on it. Also haven't had any problems with tight corners or switchbacks, feels the same to me although a better rider might be able to feel some negatives but I haven't felt one. The fork has already given me a lot more confidence in the rough stuff, this thing just eats everything and feels so plush. I honestly didn't think it was gonna be as big of a difference as it is but......real happy I tried it!