You will NOT be disappointed. It rides FUCK ALL like the ZOO! does, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE IT. NOTHING It's very similar to the XTP, but felt a bit more lively (?? hard to explain)- then again my front end weighs about 2 pounds more than this bikes did. Fantastic frame...I just can't get over the looks (not a fan, just my opinion). For the guys who got this pre-ordered, you are getting a deal and a half. For $950.... dunno, but the coos and the XTP are both in a league of their own for UCI style competition frames.