We recently sent a couple of these bikes down to Christchurch & got this email from Murray last night.

Had the first big off road ride today. Wow these bikes can climb! And descend and do the bits in the middle. So light and nimble. The dropper seat is the cream on top.
Climbed the steepest track that haven’t had any chance of being able to ride before.
Purchased a stem with about 30 mm lift to bring the bars up a bit for me ( 5 spinal fusions so not flexible anymore!).
Rex you have a great product here.
Thanks again

I like the low weight distribution and super quiet motor too.