Just wanted to share my bike. I'm a former collegiate cyclist, so it gets ridden hard (beat up) on all the singletrack trails in Columbia, Missouri. It'll pass the new 29ers uphill, and it makes the downhills require either lots of thought or a complete abandonment of it. The bars and seat are set so that your weight is over the rear wheel, which makes drops and technical downhills more possible.
I purchased it in stock form from a french grad student in Iowa City, who claimed it was purchased in Switzerland. The frame stickers are from a bike shop approximately 25 miles from the matterhorn (as the crow flies), so I'm comfortable with that origin story.
It's a rigid single speed, and just under 20 pounds. It's made from the parts bin and used ebay parts.
Trigon carbon fork (suspension corrected for 80mm)
Easton carbon bars, 40 deg rise, 685 width
WCS 4-axis stem, 70mm
XTR m970 crank arms (painted black)
E13 guide ring 35t
Origin8 single speed kit
Bontrager Race Lite tubeless wheelset with hubs by dt-swiss
Ardent tubeless tires (2.4 front, 2.25 rear)
Avid sd-1.9L levers
Avid 25 v-brakes
ESI super chunky grips
Titec seatpost (gotta have something stock)
Titanium bottle cage
Rear salsa skewer - gold ti (anyone got a front one of these? I can't seem to find one)
It's dirty, and it will stay that way.