My second session was aboard another of Mladin's bikes, and it didn't take more than a couple of corners to realize that the chassis geometry was quite different from the previous machine. Stability was increased and steering was slightly slower, a setup the team used for tracks where this was beneficial. For a pretender like me, this setup, combined with my increased familiarity and confidence in the power delivery, made it a much easier bike to ride fast. Once again, I realized that Mat's ergos and suspension tune perfectly suited my preferences, although his suspension setup is about 10 times better than any racebike I've ever owned or ridden. Sections of track that I've typically had instability issues on didn't unsettle Mladin's bike at all. Considering the fact that AMA rules limit suspension modifications, performance was truly impressive, but the stock fork with a carefully set up Öhlins cartridge kit and a shock of the same make were awesome.