When I showed up at the trail head to join my friends sporting a black and red Santa Cruz Tallboy C with full Sram XX group, Cobalt 3 wheels black and red of course matching shorts and jersey. ok I wanted to show off a little. Continental Race Kings (tubeless - stans) I had already taken it to the anthills (Houston) twice before so I knew which line I could handle. The thing is this bike makes me a better rider. I can confidently lean this bike into a turn (tree dodging), make small jumps and drops, climb like a mountain goat, and sprint down a straight away at break neck speed. Oh I forgot to mention I'm a weight weinie. I just ordered a brand new Sram XX1 group and hope I didn't waste my money. This should put my bike under 22 lb.