This is still one of the best/fastest frames I've ever ridden. Its as smooth and nimble as a hardtail 29er can get. I've owned superflys, Niners, and a number of FS bikes and I have to say this is a race winning machine on most courses. If you have any questions or would like help with a build I'd be happy to help. email@example.com or 801-736-6396 ext 5630
The only real difference in womens bikes is the color and size of grips. Some companies poorly designed smaller bikes so had to redesign for smaller riders and typically call these women's bikes. Lots of study on body proportions have shown 0 difference in male vs female so your daughter should be fine if we pick out the right size for her.
I've gotten a handful of rides on the ring and it's working great so far. I converted a double setup and fixed the FD in place just in case there were some issues with chain drop but nothing yet. I'll be taking the FD off soon and will repost if needed.
The raised sections of the ring seen in the picture are built in backs for the chainring bolts so no need for that special tool to hold and keep things from turning. No need for SS specific bolts either, just use what was on the crank.
The only complaint is the tooth profile. Its much smaller than Sram Narrow/wide or even wolftooth. To me it looks much more like the older geared tooth profile. So far it still holds the chain but....