Just took my new Cotic Soul out for it's maiden outing round Macclesfield.
I planned on doing a 36k route but I was enjoying it so much I extended it to a Big Macc' route of 52k.
Slung it down Charity Lane and Shooters Clough at speed, no problem. It climbs like a climbing thing, and was no problem at all on some big techy cheeky drops I know. Even took it down a pixie down hill in the forest and it coped fine. I actually got round quicker than I did when I did the same route on my FS !
Need to think about the seat though, my arse is killing me.
Those who are thinking of getting a Soul... do it, I can't recommend it enough !