Aha! been looking forward to this! Glad to be of inspiration.
Looks ace. since I heard about this idea, I've been watching and finding smaller cotic frames the Gristone finish is also good but the bright and breezy retro alike blue is equally good if less stealth!
The XS came about for very small riders or tricksters and 4x racers. Robbie Rickman was riding a small, so he may have had something to do with teh XS coming about. The DJ and 4x market is fairly cornered by niche and big brand but this is a really cool and light alternative to the usual DJ stuff and ideal if it just for good old innocent play times and mini adventures! Did you weigh it by the way? estimated just over 5lbs...
Build looks good, I bought mine ever so short for me as a Medium, a large Soul bfe would be interesting to try, or a solaris for an all different trail ranger. Might try my 120 white bros on at some point and see if it sharpens it up on the less downhill and play time stuff.
Cheers - I'm well chuffed with it. To be honest with you, I didn't weigh it because I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I got home - I just wanted to get it built up. It is surprisingly light though. I love the blue, there was no other option as far as I was concerned.
It is a bit different to the usual DJ and 4X frames, which is cool. It feels reasonably long which is good, I think the BFe's are generally fairly long for their size. Looking forward to taking it for its first ride at some point, hoepfully this weekend if the weather isn't too bad (I've got to say that I've been out on the road bike a fair bit as it just seems a bit less hassle).
Pics may have to wait as its snowing quite heavily at the mo.
2015 Stanton Ti Switchback
2006 Specialized Demo 8
2013 Specialized Allez Sport
1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon
1994 Cannnondale Beast of the East (rebuild still in progress)