Andddd I'm back. With something to add this time.
The rear tire went on today and the clearance is perfect. It was the biggest pain in the world today putting it on but damn does it look good. I fit a 2.1 tire on that wide ass rim and I can say it was the tightest damn fit I've ever seen. God forbid it pops back there.
The geometry on this thing balances out with the rockshock r2c vivid in the back here. I'm happy my boxxers are going to work here.
The frame is light and the bike is probably under 40lbs as you see it.
I went with raceface evolve downhill cranks followed with the x type bottom bracket.
I'm throwing my favorite pedals on there an hooking up the chain soon. I will need a chain guide but I'm doing this as I go.
Also PRW, I've got to disagree with you now. I absolutley love the gold next to the grey frame. As long as I keep it simple this should be a really clean build. I'm looking forward to finishing it.