Well, the Brown Santa showed up a little early this year. After some research and test riding, I finally decided on a frame to build upon. The Intense 6.6!!! It arrived yesterday afternoon and was built up soon after that. It took a lot of restraint to take my time building it, I was so looking forward to that first ride. My first ride was on the street, it was sweet although a little soft in the suspension .. after setting the shock and fork up properly it was much much better. its a great riding bike. Now I just need to play with the front end a little, possibly lower the height. we shall see either way I am very happy with my purchase!!! anyone care to test ride??? oh yeah.. I think if its half way decent out tommorrow im gonna have to test it out on the trail!!! I suddenly feel sick!!