Mid-way through the private skills clinic, we put Tanya on my Jamis Bikes Defcon with Vittoria Tires Gomas, Magura MT7s and everything clicked! She understood why and how you can seperate your bike from you body. Also, the front wheel lift made so much more sense with a bigger travel bike! You can learn skills on almost any bike, THEN when you get a super dialed in bike it makes it even easier and way more fun! The more skills you have, the more fun you have!