I have the Faith 0 and can tell you that this is a great bike. It climbs great for a 7" bike and just bombs downhill. If you are going to buy a complete build, I would say that the Faith gives you more bang for your buck. The Faith 0 comes with a Totem and can also be fitted with a 200mm fork. According to the Trek website (FAQ), the Scratch is designed for a 160mm fork and anything larger would/could void the warranty.