Picked it up today, my first 29er. Bike is an 18" and has a 23.5" TT with a 105mm stem which is perfect for what I like. I am still waiting for Conti Mountain Kings to come in so I have some tires on there from the shop until they come in. I threw on an XT crank since I like them better than the SLX but kept the brakes and they seem fine. I will also be getting some XT pedals and putting these 540's on my wife's road bike. I did weigh the bike with pedals and it measured up at 26.2 lbs. I would like to do a couple XC races this coming season so I thought this would be a fine choice.