Well here she is, I know I said I was going to post pictures of the bike going together in stages but in the end it all came together on the same day, sorry about that, but just look at how gorgeous she is, I'm well happy with the finished bike.
So, how doe's it ride?, really well actually, it fits me like it was custom made to fit me perfectly, but in reality its just an off the shelf 19" frame, the 120mm forks and the 50mm stem combined with the low rise handlebars keep the front end planted on the trail, and the MSC tyres are surprisingly grippy for a low tread pattern.
Now I have time on the bike thoughts turn to changes to the bike to tune it further.
On its last ride out, a gruelling 37 miles around Cranbourne it turned out that the 34t chainring is a little big and not giving me a low enough gear for my tired legs, don't get me wrong, I still made it up all the climbs without getting off, but I was right at the limit of what I can push at times so another cog to drop down would be nice, I'll wait for Middleburn to finish the new one piece Boost rings and grab a 32t as soon as they are ready.
Other than that, its pretty much perfect as is, I am going to fit the not yet released Rotor Hydraulic gear set when it come out it funds will allow it, with the price yet to be decided I have no idea if it will just be a little extravagance or down right stupid expensive, I guess we will just have to wait and see.