I used to blast it down the trails in Wales ok, i'm sure i could feel that top tube flexing upwards at times, the good thing though is there is little sideways flex when you waggle the bars, something that really bugged me with and earlier Cove handjob............it's just the case of getting a good correct length fork, i would go with a TB project 2 in 410mm to make it come alive and play with stem angles and lengths......and stick a strip of moto x protective tape on the lower part of the down tube to save small dings....it's good fun going down a trail.........i just like a slightly stiffer rear end for climbing.
( the Salsa forks were a touch too stiff for such a light frame, the TB project 2's are lighter and more forgiving
) perhaps your gonna go for a short travel fork ?)
YOU KNOW GREENY I HAVENT GOT A CLUE, oops , im a tad worried confused perplexed about it being a 19.5, c-t, but then 16.5 centre to centre and top tube lenght seems fine.
Im sure that my other two voodoos are not 15.5 c-c with a 3 cm extended seat tube , but then maybe they are, i know they are about as big as i like to go in frames though.
i think the upwards flex must be in your head you know, the humungous down tube should stop that. Again it is very similar to my cove handjob with zona tubing and a big tear shaped down tube, i certainly do not find any upward flex in that.
thinking cheap carbon components, you know exotic and the like. I do have some tb p2s, but just imagining the aesthetic puts me off. I could spray them black but then they would look like the later tb p2s so havent a clue.
how did you find it size wise?