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Correction: "Wat I neeed." I've finally figured it out, after 2 years of beating around the bush, weighing options, almost pulling the trigger, chickening out again, and being beaten to a pulp in only 4 hours of riding today:

- A new Element frameset. By all accounts the suspension rocks and #$%^&* is it pretty.
- 29" wheels. Although I'm fine on 26", the big girl wheels would be an asset on the rough, high alpine stuff.
- 100 mm rear travel.
- A front end that will accept a 95-120 mm TALAS fork without voiding the warranty. 70.5 HA @ 95 mm. 95 mm for the local trails, 120 mm in the mountains, helping to get the BB off the floor.
- A 142x12 rear end. RMB hit the nail on the head with the New Slayer's setup. For bigger wheels anything else is either inferior, a pain in the @ss to deal with, or both.

Rocky, please build me one!
 

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Or is it an early early prototype? (Looks like way too much attention to detail for that, though - very nice shaping & welding work IMHO). Although I had one of those "can you find out the price and availability of a ..." e-mails out last week, I might just have to rethink. 100 x 29 is probably the sweet spot when it comes to my riding (techy alpine abroad + flat-as-a-pancake but bumpy at home). That and I presume the read end is 142x12.... :thumbsup:

Maybe they need a field tester? ;)
 

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Ha. I remember reading your original post and thinking "hmmm. He read our minds"! Stay tuned...

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Correction: "Wat I neeed." I've finally figured it out, after 2 years of beating around the bush, weighing options, almost pulling the trigger, chickening out again, and being beaten to a pulp in only 4 hours of riding today:

- A new Element frameset. By all accounts the suspension rocks and #$%^&* is it pretty.
- 29" wheels. Although I'm fine on 26", the big girl wheels would be an asset on the rough, high alpine stuff.
- 100 mm rear travel.
- A front end that will accept a 95-120 mm TALAS fork without voiding the warranty. 70.5 HA @ 95 mm. 95 mm for the local trails, 120 mm in the mountains, helping to get the BB off the floor.
- A 142x12 rear end. RMB hit the nail on the head with the New Slayer's setup. For bigger wheels anything else is either inferior, a pain in the @ss to deal with, or both.

Rocky, please build me one!
 

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Yep. Time to spend no more money on anything, actually enjoy having to work 20:00-08:00 shifts for 6 weeks, and keep my finger close the order button for the next 8 months.... I believe I actually have a build worked out :D

I'd actually be fine with alloy, too.
 

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Damnit Eric, now look what you've done!

They've made you exactly what you asked for...

...But you didn't specify a paint job, and now it comes in raw aluminium!

All you had to do was add the magic "ML" words...;)
 

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Are you taking requests? How about a variation on



? Or a red/black incarnation, similar to the RSL build. Anything simple and/or sober goes, just please, please, please skip the yellow or light green highlights. That only works for Euro road frames (which, incidentally, are all hiddeous). ;)

Can I preorder yet? Can I preorder yet? Can I.....
 
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