cable housings are sram flak jackets.. we have tons of dust here in ga and this system seems to work the best for keeping that out of the cables. I'll get some better detail shots of that system and post them up. I didn't have to modify the cable stops at all to use them.
The bettys clear the pike without issue.. but that is the absolute biggest tire you can run on the XCL.. they clear the sides of the chainstays but just barely.
Those wheels are I9 enduros.. took almost 12 weeks to get because of some supply problems at I9.. but they are the stiffest wheels I've ever run. They're also not cheap. The rims are Bontrager Dusters.. same width as DT 5.1's but lighter. These have been made tubeless with Bontrager's tubeless kit and Stan's goop. The Big Betty isn't a tubeless tire but the casing is thick enough that it doesn't leak air like other non-tubeless tires. The duster rims have a offset spoke bed.. they are pretty weird looking but the goal is to eliminate the need to really dish the spokes.. supposed to make the wheels stiffer and they seem to meet that goal.
I'll get a shot of the bike with the polished rear.. it really looks good with that.