The whole purpose of the project is to figure out if it is wallowy, i reckon the Fox RP3 should help with that too.
And have a look at frame weights in the ww listings. Many contemporary 6" frames come in at 3 to 3.3 kg. Also German mag Bike lists actual frame weights (damper separate) with all their group tests which makes for interesting pub talk. Let's say I take 8 pounds on the scale over 7 in the brochure any day
As for peanuts, it was 220 quid with a near new Manitou Stance 170mm, sealed bearing headset, RF post and Hone front mech. I sold the Stance in a matter of days after a mate from work brought it over to Holland on his commute from Norwich.
Common sense was never common
28h silver rear Suntour hub
32h Ritchey champagne WCS front hub