be careful and keep an eye on the chain stays on the 2008 frame, they had a thing for snapping. The 2009 (like i have) had a beefed up rear end.
Can you point me in the direction of some more info about this? I bought mine new in 2K8 and have on occasion beaten the **** out of the rear end on rocky, rooty descents - I'll check the frame later but I'm pretty sure it's not cracked.
EDIT: Never mind on that, found plenty of cracked frame stories, although a lot of them seem to be the result of crashes or rock impacts. Glad I have a 2K8 though, TREK just changed their warranty this year to exclude swingarms!
@ OP, I like your build very much, I chose the green option when I bought mine, and have always been happy with it, but that really looks special.
1986 RM Ritchey "Canapurna", 1991 Marin Eldridge Grade, 1990? Vitus Futural CX, 1995 TREK Singletrack 950, 1996 Muddy Fox Monarch Team, 1997 DMR Trailstar, 1993 Pro-Flex 853, 2001 Santa Cruz Chameleon