Nice to see you got one - you're still in line for mine if I ever decide to sell and I'd sort it out for a price that you could afford
Anyway - nice to see its been treated to some nice kit - stuff I could never afford.
My Experience is great to ride - uphill it's amazing, grips on loose stuff even when your weight is well forward and out of the saddle. On technical stuff is amazing, you never get pedal strikes because of the high BB.
I was expecting it to be harsh due to the large Ali tubes but it was really comfy all day. I didn't have big tyres on or a flexy post either.
Very good downhill too - you kinda felt like you were perched on top of it but it was never a problem, just something you noticed then forgot about.
I don't think you need suspension forks on it if you choose the right rigid forks.
Mines going to get Maguras on it one day as its so fun to ride you find yourself going too fast for canti's!!
I spent a lot of money on the original spec 13-32 HG70 cassette and it was worthwhile, this bike can climb like no other!
Can't wait to see progress....