Nice! I'm loving my Buzzard. I've now had a good few rides on it and finding I like it more and more.
The thing that's surprised me most is how good a technical climber it is. Despite running 1x9, I've consistently cleaned steep rooty climbs that have always been touch and go on other bikes with a full range of gears. Stood up and grunting at near-trackstand speed, it just seems to let you place it where it needs to go.
However, the thing it excels at - and what I bought it for - is just mucking about in the woods. It loves a berm and it's very happy to get all sidewaysified on the ground or in the air.
It rolls like a 29er but it still knows how to have fun.
Been thinking how much fun it would be in the Alps, although I might want a sturdier fork than the Rev I have on mine.
Only (minuscule) downside is that the clearcoat on the frame seems a wee bit fragile. I already have a few (tiny) areas where it's chipped but I'm hoping it's not going to get any worse.
Sofaking - interested that you went for a large. You obviously have longer legs than me. I'm 5ft9 with 31in inside leg and happy on a medium with a 50mm stem and 130mm Rev. If my legs were any shorter I think I'd find the bars too high in relation to the saddle.