@Raymond Epstein, this is not exactly a dedicated LBS. it’s a store that sells bikes, LaCrosse equipment, but mostly it’s a hockey store. I would’ve bought another bike from the “dedicated LBS” but I honestly couldn’t afford the bikes I liked there. Having said that, the staff is friendly and well educated on the bikes, but I’ve had no previous experiance with the bike shop part of the store.
Thanks everyone else for your input I guess I got a little too excited and wrote this before research gong on the net.
But I do appreciate advice from your riding experiences, how it should feel or not feel, how does a bottom out feel, as a simple table/guide is just a starting point. Now off to do some reading