Tammy and I finally got out on the new “beast”. We put some flat pedals on and ran it through mud, slush and snow and it handled great, the big tires and slacker head tube angle are definitely an improvement . We managed to stay on it most of the time. Ever run a tandem in the snow, slush and mud? Great fun, can’t wait to get it on some dry dirt….. but for now the wet will have to do.