Build my amazingly talented friend Megan of Moth Attack, based out of Vegas. Her first crack at building something like this (mostly she builds road, track and cross bikes), so it was a pretty fun and open process figuring out geo/mounts/all the specifics.
Rear drop outs are Paragon Poloydrops. 142x12 and with direct mount for Shimano mtb rear mechs. 100x15 up front. 3 sets of bidon mounts, 3 pack bosses on the forks.
Non-suspension-corrected because I’m built like a gorilla (short legs, long body/arms) and keeping the front end lower gives me more space in the frame for a half frame bag and bidons.
Build is as follows:
Front wheel: SP PD-8x Dynamo to Stans Flow
Rear wheel: DT 350 to Stans Flow
Tyres: Maxxis Ikon and Ardent Race 2.2
Post: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Stem: Thomson X4 100mm
Bars: Salsa Bend 2 - 17 degree
Grips: Ergon GS3
Groupset: Shimano XT 8000 (11-42 cassette and 38-28 rings)
Brakes: Shimano SLX
Lights and charger still to come. Most likely K-Lite and Sinewave.