I switched from my 2009 specialized stumpjumper fsr as my commuter to my 2001 Trek STP 200 and I can't be happier. While it was nice to have the travel of the fsr it was pretty heavy and not nearly as quick, I still get 1.25 of travel on the trek which does absorb some of the bumps. I knocked 3 minutes off my fastest time today without even trying.