Last week i got to realise a longterm dream, by taking the SBV to the Megavalanche week at Alpe D’Huez in the French Alps, and though I didn't get to race the bike I got a days riding out of it on the top half of the qualifying course and the bottom half of last years Mega course. The frame held up and worked well. I had a blast riding the final parts of the bottom of the Mega course.. grinning ear to ear.. definetly worth all the effort. With the frame layout / suspension design proven it'll soon be on to the mk2. The next frame definetly needs to be alot lighter! and i may go for some gears too, as though i like the singlespeed simplicity pedalling anywhere other than downwards is pretty brutal.