Finally.... all finished.
It took so long, I actually built another bike whilst I was waiting (a Salsa Mamasita 29er fully rigid 1x10.... more of that later).
Anyways... Spec as follows:-
2013/14 SB66 frame - size large
Fox Kashima CTDa shock
Hope inset headset
Salsa Fliplock seat collar
Easton Haven 55mm stem
Easton Haven Carbon low rise bars
Rockshox Reverb 100mm dropper post (rh remote, running lh)
WTB Silverado ti-rail saddle
Wellgo B-185 flat pedals
Rockshox Pike 150mm forks
M780 crankset with BB
RF narrow/wide 30t ring
M780 ispec B rear shifter
M780 11-36 cassette
Zee FR rear mech
M780 hydraulic discs (ispec B)
Hope Saw Floating Rotors - 203/180mm
Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs (40t rear hub)
Stans Arch EX rims
Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35" trailstar front tyre (tubeless)
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25" Pacestar rear tyre (tubeless)
First impressions... It's very looooong (which I love) and very slack (amplified by the short stem). It weighs a ton but seems to rocket up any inclines.
Lots of work to do in regards to tuning the suspension, but I finally have the bike that I want for Welsh trail-centre adventures and a trip to the Alps later this year.
I love it!