My machine for this year turned up yesterday. Happy. It got the full overhaul already, using some well loved parts and a few newbies.. Due to the snow I guess it will be a while before I can really judge the bike compared to the outgoing Meta 666, but first impressions are that it is a huge step forward for me in terms of pedal efficiency, acceleration, and geometry. Longer top tube allows me to run that stunning little 35mm Easton Havoc stem. Slacker for angle should allow for some scarily fast descents too. Will be intersting for me as the last 7 years were on various Commencal Metas! Bring on the season, I’d say!