Word. Here’s Daniel’s new FR 29er frame and shock. Don’t panic, Dan, the color came out fine. My camera was just acting weird. Weight came out a tiny bit heavier than I wanted at a smidge over 7.5 pounds (with the shock) but there were some aesthetic considerations that ended up requiring a straightgauge seattube (porky) as well as a toptube/seattube brace (again, extra weight). Then again, it’s a 5″ travel 29er, so it’s really meant for hucking off rocks on long steep downhills. You just get a little better workout going up this way.
Other interesting (maybe) item back from powdercoat is Dave’s stem (don’t worry, D, that’s not your fork, I just used it to pose the stem). Came out nice. I’m missing one of the bolts, though, so I can’t ship it until next week, or until I find the bolt (not likely, given the current state of the shop).