Haven't ridden it yet but thought I'd post some pics. Will hopefully spend a couple of hours this afternoon seeing what that whole 29er thing is about. I am pretty nervous as buying a bike sight unseen and un-demoed is risky. I will say that this bike in person is absolutely gorgeous!
I was a little disappointed the weight did not come in as advertised (23. 57 lbs) but of course not surprised.
The Shimano 520 pedals are of course a boat anchor as are a couple of other components on here. First upgrade will be a straight seatpost. 34.9 is not a common size so I'll most likely go with an Easton EC 70 (the largest EC90 is 31.6).