How's it ride...
Basically I set it up with the Pace forks at 100mm, initially steering felt a bit "floaty", might knock them down to 80mm and the fact I have been riding nothing but a rigid Ti 29"er all winter, suspension was a bit of a shock to put it politely
The weird thing is the way the frame "wags", if you get off the bike and rock the rear wheel from side to side the whole thing flexes around the shock mount, this has a two way "pivot" point, it looks odd but to be honest you only notice it if you really stamp on the power in the big ring, It can also be used to your advantage once you get the hang of it, rails round corners and works with you for a very compliant ride.
Set up with a RP 3 shock, seems to work really well flick the switch and it climbs like a really compliant hardtail, just digs in and climbs, flick it back and throw it across stone causeways, it just loves it. Its a very active feel, but in the same light you don't notice it working, but I guess that's down to a good design.
Gone for a modern twist on the spec, with a few bits of retro flavour
Pace RC36 Evo III
Hollowtech II chainset
XT Thumbshifters ~ 8 Spd
Formula B4 Disc brakes F & R
Ti Riser Bars
Salsa finishing kit
If anyone wants a go and is over this way give me a shout, I'll warn you now you will go away wanting one