Those forks do look good on it. I've only ridden the dual crown version and they were pretty good (just didn't like the Whyte that they were attached to).
Can't believe the overal condition of the bike...the carbon part of the rear end looks new, no heel rub or storage marks.
Honestly, there's one small mark on the top tube, and one small mark on one of the chainstays, and that's it. The front triangle still has what I like to call the "new bike shine" to it, and the carbon swingarm is perfect. Bearings are all as smooth/tight as the day the bike rolled off the production line, and even the rear shock works exactly as it should!
I got very lucky (for once!)
It really doesn't feel like a 12 year old bike. The back end is as plush (if not plusher) than a lot of modern bikes I've ridden! It's VERY active (as I'm sure Greenstiles can verify!), and it does 'bob' a little bit, so you have to be very smooth when sitting down and pedalling - I'd liken it to a 4 bar Kona fitted with a coil shock.
The forks are on their way to Tim at Sideways Cycles as we speak - they're having a full strip down and service whilst I can (just about) afford it. I figured I'd get them done now - even though they work just fine - to avoid me needing to get it done in future.
Once the Mavs come back and they're fitted, I'll give it a good polish and I'll take a few good pictures of it - then I'll whip it off to the nearest black run to put it through it's paces