Just picked her up today, regardless of what the date says on the photo lol. Coming off a $600 26er hard tail, wow this thing has blown me away. Can't wait for the weather in Ohio to cooperate! It's a small, and yes it has reflectors that will stay on there. I do a ton of street riding and my life is worth a few grams.
XT 38/26 crankset
XT disc brakes (coming in, right now it has horrific heavy bottom of the line Avid crap)
WTB Devo titanium saddle (on all my bikes)
Foundry Whisky Parts #7 740mm carbon bar
Stan's Crest wheels (my carbon wheels coming in soon) with tubeless Specialized tires
Ritchey WCS Ergo foam grips
Scott brand 90mm stem. ain't too heavy
2012 RockShox SID RCT3 100mm fork (will cut steer tube down an inch or so now that build and fit are complete)
Went with the XT crankset and brakes because my other bikes are full XTR 985 and I didn't feel the need to go XTR in these two and save some $$$.
hi all. tested d bike last weekend on a technical trail with lots of root & technical climbs (d rainy season made it lot more technical than usual) and i've to say it rocks! the bike never loses grip on the technical climbs so it keeps wanting to go fast. only downside is that u need a lot of power to keep the momentum going. a lighter wheelset should make things a little easier but i'll look into that in a couple months. overall very happy and prefer this over my old 26 HT (merida) and 26 FS (ibis mojo SL)!