Ok, I admit it's not a very exotic build. The plan is to eventually fit Alfine 11 but for now here it is.
I wanted one of these ever since I saw the Sea Otter pics. I have been 29er curious for about a year now, but not even seen anything I'd want to own and worryingly never even slung my leg over a 29er!
I've always ridden big bikes, I'm only 5'11" but I must have odd proportions because I'm a 58cm road size and 19"on most MTB's.
I love the look of it, It doesn't seem to look like an MTB with big wheels, more like just a big MTB if that makes sense?
The parts were surprisingly difficult to source I thought, especially rims. Tyres still seem thin on the ground, (I wanted Nobby Nics but they don't come out til November in the UK). The 29er Rebas with tapered steerer and Maxle were also pretty difficult.
First ride is tomorrow night, but it's passed the block paved cul-de-sac test and to my huge relief, it doesn't seem weird.It is a good fit first time.
I'll update this thread with first impressions after my ride.
Thanks for looking, and thanks to fellow STW'ers for their input on sizing and fit.