Here is the bike that was going to take over the commuting duty from my Salsa. However in the recent few months, it has sat while I have ridden the Salsa more and more. I finally decided that 4 hardtails was a slight overkill and this would be the one to go. Quick rundown on the build.... Soma Juice Frame Fox 32 Fork 120mm Kashima coating XTR Shifters and rear Mechanical XT Crank, Cassette, Brakes Hope Pro4 hubs Hope Enduro Rims Hope Head Doctor Thomson Seatpost Thomson Stem Jones Bars blach blah blah.... The bike is no slouch and a hoot to ride XC and Trail. If it get any more rowdy than that, this bike starts to struggle. However for the local trails here in Zushi and Hayama, it has been a great bike. This bike have paragon sliders and can easily be converted to SS. I rode this bikes twin sister in the SSWC a few years back and had a blast riding down Iwatake in Hakuba. I am not looking for a bike trade... but that doesn't mean I cannot be convinced if someone has something interesting. *Note - this build can be modified - prefer flat bars to the Jones? Prefer I shorten the brake lines? etc... It can be done. This setup was for bike packing/commuting. It can be made more MTB oriented.