Hope your back is getting better. Wanted to pass on that I'd finally had an extended period of time on the Ti hardtail in proper mountains out in Utah. Short of it is the bike is great and is exactly what I was looking for. We built it up with the new 2×10 XTR and some Chris King wheels using Stan's Arch rims. Pretty much a bullet proof package that I expect to ride for the next couple decades.
Dwayne F. #2