I built the bike up with SRAM XO, Stan’s wheels and carbon bars/seatpost. It is an incredibly light (24 lbs with pedals and cages) and nimble handling bike for a 29er. I am extremely happy with the ride. I rode a fully carbon 29er for a while until I got this bike built. My frame is much more comfortable and quicker handling. Although I gave up 800 grams in weight, I don’t notice it yet. (Plus I snapped the chain stay on a climb on the carbon frame. Bet that doesn’t happen on mine. ) Since a 20 oz water bottle weighs 725 grams, I just won’t drink water while riding to make up the difference. I’m also running a single up front, so some of that weight is offset.
So far I’m quite pleased with the frame. I’ve not had time to run the bike too long, so I still have a lot of conditions to explore on the geometry and ride character. There are already areas I’ve thought about changing and I am sure I’ll make my next frame different. It’s mostly in the details at this point.