Personally - I think this would be awesome....with one change. I really like slack bikes. I'd go with a 70 or even a 69 deg head angle. Before evryone freaks out and say that is stupid, my last 29er was a non-suspension corrected frame - I stuck a Reba on there at 100mm and the thing was absolutely amazing. BB was just a hair over 13 and front end was super slack. I was able to take lines on that bike that I am nervous to on my 5.5 in travel 26 FS. For me and my local trails (rocky) - slack works really really well.