It is much easier. That same longer and better angled lever that makes the bike easier to pop off lips also makes the bike much easier to maneuver. Lifting the front wheel and bunny hopping is made easier, and quick direction changes take much less effort. The RR stem gives a really nice locked in feeling where the bike just follows you to wherever you are trying to take it and allows you to flow down the trail with ease. The Reversed offset's ability to calm the floppiness of the steering makes the bike much easier to balance and keep the bike in a straight line when riding at lower speeds.