I don't see why there should be any abuse, it is a very nice bike and a good solid build.
Well, probably because this whole 69'er idea is like Marmite, I suppose - you either like it or hate it
. That, and the fact that it looks little.
But then I am only 5' 9" and I think a lot of people ride frames that are bigger than they need. My Hummingbird's only 17" C-T (but it is an inch longer).
Obviously I like it (the whole 69'er thing) because I have two (this Carver and my Singular Hummingbird).
Componentry is pretty much as follows -
Forks - Salsa Cromoto Grande
Wheels - Hope Pro 2 hubs (rear SS/trials), Sun Ringle EQ 27 rims, DT 2.0/1.8mm DB spokes.
Brakes - Magura Marta SL with 160mm rotors
Cranks - Shimano M760 (I think)...with Shimano BB.
Chainring - Salsa 32T
Sprocket - Chris King 20T
Chain - KMC Z610-HX.
Headset - Cane Creek S8
Stem - Hope 90mm
Bars - Easton Monkeylite 660mm
Seatpost - FSA FR280
Saddle - SDG Ti Fly
Seat clamp - Superstar.
Tyres - Nobby Nic (tubeless) 2.35" F and 2.25" R.
I think that's about it.....