My hub is coming finally, after 3 months of waiting. I'm sooo excited! I wanted to give the LBS my business and they tried their best but could not source an Alfine for me up here in Canada. I gave them 3 months, which is pretty much too long, so I ordered from Harris instead. Looks like a week or two for delivery-the Alfine is in stock, but the 36 hole XT front hub is not, go figure!

The build is as follows, so far:

Lime green XL Salsa El Mariachi frame set
36 hole Alfine in black
36 hole XT front hub
Salsa Delgado Race 29er rims
Green Salsa Skewers
Race Face Carbon XC flat bar
Ritchey Comp post and 120 mm 6 deg. stem
Selle Italia SLR Ti saddle
Green CK headset.
Middleburn square taper 175 mm XC cranks
XTR brakes, with 140mm rear rotor.

Still need a BB, front ring, chain, tires, tubes, pedals, and grips.

Any suggestions??

Drew