EDIT: now featuring both pretty pics & gritty pics - for mud-fest see bottom of post
I've been enjoying your incredible bikes for quite a while so thought I'd post my own. Maybe not the ultimate weenie, but it weighs in around 10 kgs / 22 lbs. I guess i could slim it down 1,5 to 2 kgs or so but for now i can't actually see any reason (besides the fact that it's possible) to use that kind of money as I'm having a riot riding it as it is
As far as the seatmast cut / lenght of stem goes i have the exact same body composition as a Silverback; extremely short legs and a long & burly upperbody. It Fits me like a glove and is comfortable like no other bike I've ridden.
It feels like the frame and the gruppo was more or less designed for the terrain you find i Denmark; woody & at times rooty singletrack with short but steep climbs & descents and at places somewhat technical, no big drops (unless you seek them out). Climbs like the proverbial goat and descends even better, can be thrown around corners like i dunno what.
Major parts build list:
Yeti AS-Rc 2009 frame, size M
Full XX gruppo, 39/26
SID XX 100mm Fork
Chris King Headset
XT Front Derailleur
Fizik Gobi XM (The eternal classic)
American Classic Tubeless 26"
Thomson 10mm 0 degree stem
Easton MonkeyLite XC, 680 mm
Time atac xs carbon
Rocket Ron tubeless 2,1 or Nobby Nic 2,25 or a combo of these two, depending on weather / terrain
A seperate comment on the wheels; relatively lightweight (ard 1500 grams), cheap and absolutely & utterly bombproof. They've taken everyhting i've thrown at them and laughed at it... including quite a bit of rather large rocks. Highly recommended for if you want just one wheel for everything short of serious gravity-defying stuff!
Pretty Pic 1
Pretty Pic 2