I got hold of the new stanton slackline bike at cwm carn on saturday. This was running 140mm floats up front, 1x9, 45mm stem and nice sunline 711 bars.
The bike I test rode was 16.5" and it felt perfect for me (5'9 32" leg). All i can say is I love this bike and I really, really want one!
It climbs really well although what I did find is due to all the singlespeeding this year I always got out of the saddle and attacked climbs rather than spin.
Normally I take the swoopy section at the top of cwm carn but this time I decided to take the bermy/jumpy section (which has been redesigned a bit since i was there last). This bike cornered like it was on rails. IT gave me so much confidence in berms. I don't often get that much 'air' as i panic a bit on table tops but this felt so comfortable. I had a massive grin at the bottom of that section so I decided go up and to ride it 3 times.
The bike seem to have a really short chain stays/short wheel base so it felt much more manoeuvrable. In comparison my enduro is super stable at speed but doesn't feel as flickable. It certainly felt faster over the terrain at cwm carn.
it was a nice change to ride in flat pedals as well.
So all in all. I'm selling my enduro frame and getting one of these built up.
Also the guys at stanton are in Bristol so local to me.
(Sorry this isn't up to scratch with other peoples review of bikes on here but I tried