Their new mid-drives are really, really nice. Came close to doing the LX instead. But, I'm an old guy. Don't want to be shifting instead of watching for cliffs and traffic...I had an Original (the very first fatty with the bottle battery) and when they came out with the MXS I thought it was what the Thin should have been all along. Thats the most versatile bike they ever produced, and one hell of a value if you tally up all the parts. If I hadn't gone on to go and build my own bikes frame-up I would have bought one myself.