Technically it's not a new bike, but it's new to me.
I bought a used medium HiFi then transferred the parts over to the large frame I bought on eBay.
I've had the bike out for 4 rides now and I like the way it handles, climbs, descends - everything.
I've never had bar ends before so I'm trying them out. It's nice to have a different hand position available, and it's very natural for climbing, but they crowd my hands and I've almost hooked a tree or two. I think I'll remove them soon.
The astute observer will notice the carbon seat post. I'm not a fan of carbon on mountain bikes, especially the seat post. I'll get a metal one soon. Anyone got one for sale or trade?
The handle bars are also carbon and I'll replace those with an aluminum riser bar. I feel too far forward and low with the flat bars.
The cranks are also carbon, but I don't think they're much of a risk, unless your last name is Holley.
I've got the shifters and brake levers dialed in. I'm still making adjustments to the seat height / position and the suspension tuning.
The rims aren't tubeless ready so I'll either do the rim tape conversion or get some different rims / wheels.
I'll be selling off the medium frame and my Prophet soon. Hard to let the Prophet go, it's carried me over many miles of trail and it rides so plush and nimble.