What does "AS" stand for?Glad you are satisfied with your choice. I love my giant tanked AS. My friend and I just completed a three week, 8000+ km trip to the arctic circle and back. About 2500 km of gravel, dirt and mud. His '18 STD went down three times, my '20 AS, zero. Our, stature, fitness level and riding skill are all comparable. Just goes to show that the AS is manageable and fun, provided you know what you are doing and are willing to accept some grunting and cursing now and then.