Ha, I feel qualified to give an opinion. I just rented a Trance 2 last week and I thought it was awesome (I ride a few different bikes each year and wouldn’t hesitate to own a Trance at all.) It was probably the most nimble bike I’ve ridden. I also work for SR Suntour, and the Aion fork on the Trance 3 has 35mm stanchions and is the best value in our whole fork lineup. It’s stiff, smooth and tuneable and every bit as good or better than the Fox Rhythm series. The Contact dropper was really light action and I liked it too! That Stance paint job is pretty sweet though, not gonna lie.