The bike handles well and is super light compared to its competitors.
The brakes are adequate and quick. Climbs and descends inspire confidence.
Gear shifts are quick, although not the quickest.
The suspension can be adjusted as per the required stiffness(trail/road chosen), and has got a good amount of travel.
As it's a performance race machine, handlebars are designed wide to hit the trails with more confidence and aggression, which might take some time to get used to.
I was able to cover longer than usual distances without breaking a sweat!