I'm spec'ing & drooling over this bike as a replacement for my MCR but i'm wondering if this is truly a "race only" machine for cat one's. In other words, how is it for us occasional racers who spend 80% of our time just enjoying the trails? I know this is a subjective question, but the geometry is nearly the same as the MCR which is marketed as an "all day comfort bike"?

Any Air 9 RDO owners wish to chime in?