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", 1990? Vitus/Rocky Mountain Futural CX, 1991 Marin Eldridge Grade, 1993 Pro-Flex 853, 1994 Parkpre Scepter Comp, 1995 TREK Singletrack 950(rusted out
), 1996 Muddy Fox Monarch Team, 1997 DMR Trailstar, , 2001 Santa Cruz Chameleon