I got me one of them
As noted above - the difference in shape - mine's an XL. Shock's starting to leak oil, too
[hijack] I bought it off Ebay recently and the guy I bought it off had an original sales receipt for it from 2004 for £950 frame only. I assume it must have been NOS.
I ride it a fair bit, it's nice, but I must get the shock sorted as I can't feel 100% confident on it until then. The frame also creaks from various parts - don't think it's cracked though
I've changed it a bit since this photo - now XTR V's all round, lighter wheelset. Weighs approx 26lbs - quite good for an XL. [/hijack]
Yeah i think they ride pretty well for a 8 year old bike, i'm guessing mine must weigh in at about the same as yours even though its smaller the wheels/brakes make up for it.
Mines just started making abit of a creakin noise, i think it might be 1 of the bushes on the pivots or something, i think the shock is ok.