Some build details:
El Rey size large, 142x12 rear dropouts
2013 Fox F29 Talas CTD, 15 QR tapered steerer
XO cranks & type 2 derailleur
XX 10-speed shifter
XX cassette 12-36
XTR M988 trail brakes w/ Formula rotors
Specialized Roval Control SL carbon wheels
Specialized The Captain 2.0 tires
Thomson stem & post
Ergon SM3 saddle
Niner flat top 9 bar
Cane Creek 110 headset
RWC PF30 BB
Time ATAC pedals
Build ended up around 26.4 lbs. I was hoping for 26 even, but close enough.
Black Thomson stem should arrive soon to replace the silver one I dug out of the parts box.
I will ditch the 2-ring spider and change to a spiderless front ring as soon as I can find one made for a BB 30 chainline. (Supposedly North Shore Billet will have these soon.) Or maybe a XX1 crank and/or spider if I can find a good deal on one.
The only other upgrade I forsee someday in the future involves the Ventana refurb program and some Grinch Green paint...
Beautiful build! How do you like the 120mm TALAS on the El Rey?
I thought I would mainly ride with the fork set at 100, but I have been liking the 120 setting so much that I have yet to try it at 100. The Rey feels really natural and handles surprisingly well with a 120mm fork. Even on the tight, twisty trails that I ride > 90% of the time.
In general, the 2012 / 2013 fox forks have been some of the best I have ridden - highly recommend them.