OK so I got it three days ago but today was the first thrash ride to give it a true test.
The bike is a Cannondale Scalpel 1000 which runs the lefty front fork ( yea the funky one with one leg ) and the rear suspension is a flexing carbon chainstay and fox air shock.
I have been riding a Jekyll with the lefty so it is not really new to me.
The verdict after today is WOW. I did two laps around the local trail ( Olympic trail from the 1996 games ) and I felt as if I have been riding this bike for months. It is really stable on the fast descents, I felt as comfy with it as my much longer travel Jekyll. A pleasant surprise.
All in all I love it. Still gotta tweek the shifters a bit, play with saddle position, and normal stuff like that.
My biggest problem today was my lack of mountain bike training this year. I have been pouring the miles on my road bike but not the trails. Thats gonna change now, got the 24 hour race at the Olympic trail coming up and my riding buddies are counting on me to turn fast laps for the team.