I am having a hard time figuring out the intended use of the Preston FR. I see pics of people hucking them and then others where it is pretty much a big xc bike. Transition writes this: The Preston FR is designed for the agressive trail rider that loves to earn their way to the top by pedaling but also needs a bike that is burly enough for freeriding on the way down. Make no mistake, the Preston FR is no large travel huck bike. It is designed for the rider that still wants to feel the trail and has some finesse for flowing technical freeride lines. We shy away from calling the Preston FR an all mountain bike even though it is superb on long singletrack epics. The Preston FR is built with strength in mind to tackle those rough freeride trails without weighing you down. Light freeride/AM? I guess the only way I am gonna make sense of what it should be used for is finish this sentence. If the preston Fr was a bike of a different company it would be a...(i.e. kona coilair).