I took the plunge into carbon.....
This is my first round into the world of carbon frames... Vanna is her name.. This must be the 2nd rev. of frames as the headset is drop in like the original '09 RIP's. Running full length cable housing to prevent all of the horror stories I read about ghost shifting. For me, a svelte 25.4 pounds is the lightest bike I've ever owned. The specs are...
med. size frame
combination of XTR/XT drivetrain (9speed)
XX SID 120mm 15mm axle fork
Hayes Prim Pro brakes with Alligator serrated rotors 180mm
Light Bike AM carbon rims laced to CK hubs (rear has 10mm Hadley bolt on thru axle) converted to tubeless
WTB Bronson up front and Kenda Small Block 8 in the rear
Answer Pro taper AM carbon bars with Oury grips
Niner carbon RDO seatpost
WTB silverado saddle
lastly Cytoe's lower link bashguard