got this frame with a custom build here. that was fun in itself, and less expensive than the pre-built models.
it's beautiful. gorgeous lines and finish.
and then riding it is a BLAST. can't believe the stuff i can just roll over now (compared to my old santa cruz blur). very forgiving. my only issue is that on really steep uphills, the front wheel wanders more than i'd like, despite leaning way forward. probably because it's quite slack in the head angle, and possibly because i have a medium frame (6 feet tall) and thus have the seat position back a bit too far . otherwise it's a great ride - even my wife (who gets scared/tense on a mountain bike due to previous crashes) loves it and wants to ride it now. the medium is about 4 inches longer in wheelbase than my large santa cruz blur. it's wonderful on singletrack and rocky trails, and i've been making cimbing switchbacks that i usually don't. an all round great bike.