Howdy,
Time for a new bike and I am thinking about an EX. I ride two Palominos - one setup as light as possible with a 4 inch fork and the other with beefier wheels, disc brakes and a TALAS that goes up to 125 mm. I also ride my wife's Liquid some - and like it except for the weight. The Liquid does well when the track gets rough and rocky, but can be sluggish when going slow and doesn't climb anywhere as near as well as the Palominos.

If anyone has some real world experience with these 3 bikes I'd like to hear how they compare.

C