My build is finished. I stuck with the carbon bars and carbon forks for a couple of rides and while the forks were really comfy I just missed suspension out on the trails. The bars were just too narrow for me so I've fitted some wider alloy bars until my Truvative noirs arrive.
I managed to pick up some RS recon 100mm airs last weekend and went out for a ride on Thursday to try them out. Obviously they're an entry level fork but they ride quite nice and controlled for a low end fork.
Dont know if anyone knows Chasewater, Staffordshire but its about 16 miles from me, heres a pic of my bike shoreside yesterday. I think she looks so much more damn beautiful with suspension forks than with carbon rigids.