Owner One has had a Farley 7 with a ridged fork for about a year and has really been enjoying the fun factor and versatility during that time. In fact he most recently posted about riding it on the John Wayne Iron Horse Trail out of Tekoa last week.
I finally was able to snag a Farley 8 that was not already allocated to a customer recently. I have begun the shakedown period as I learn about it from a bunch of short rides over various terrain.
Light, nimble, predictable handling and a lot of fun to ride. The 8 has a Rockshox Bluto fork to provide even more flexibility in the platform. Cannot say enough about the Bontrager Hodag fatty tires - they are absolutely amazing on loose, muddy and rocky trails. No lie - they are that good. Stay tuned for more updates and impressions in snowy conditions.