85km/h is plenty speed on giant outlaws. Never had issues in the woods either. Power steering, wasn't hard to steer ever, not on fire roads or in technical woods.
It turns like a bus, get used to three point + turns
In the 2500km Ive ridden, 80% trail and of that, there was only 1 fire road with a 2km stretch of wash board that made me want to give up because the stiffer suspension was passing to my hands. But I also have arthritis, so take that into consideration.
If you ride in Rocky trails a lot, it may not be for you. The area I ride since moving has a couple very rocky spots on hard pack. That was rough but it was only 200ft. So no big deal.
It's a great machine if you want to go in any med to deep water and mud. Plus, $5k more for power steering, bumper, winch, and a couple HP (7?), For a 1000 is insane.
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