Well damn, the total $ is lower than what I was expecting. this is sooooooo much nicer than the what intense/specialized/trek offer for the price! 10k for a sworks hardtail git fucked, gimme that hand made gearboxy goodness any day of the week.
how fuckin stoked are you man, this thing is amazing.
You went straight for the money shot and we missed the foreplay
I have been waiting for your PYR with a photo journey from unboxing through to the dirty images you posted. With all your comments in the lead up the skipping straight to the end has left me unsatisfied.
@Zaf you are one confusing dude. You seemingly researched the absolute shit out of this bike (see wacky headset choice) but your wheels are all over the shop. From memory, you went 28h sp front, 32h jbend rear. The rear rim is offset when it doesn't need to be and the front isn't. I'm not aware of any Syntace axle kits so your stuck with 15x110. I'm having a grand mal seizure just typing this out.
It's almost as if you wanted to have zero spare part commonality, make spares as expensive as possible and limit your fork choices in the future.
I guess this goes to the root of our differences in philosophy. If I was going to build your bike I would have gone with I9 torch boost ss hubs and the W30 rims. The asymmetric rims would have worked beautifully with the hi/lo hub flanges. I haven't run the maths, but my guess is that you would of had equal spoke lengths and 80% l/r spoke tension. Super comp triple butted spokes or aerolites would have worked a treat and you would have ended up with the same POE, less cost, lighter weight and easier spares and adapter kits.