Thanks for the offer bikephan. I've decided on the Endorphin frame for sure. I've talked to Kevin from Knolly, as well as Brian from Wrench Science in CA and they have made it abundantly clear that this bike will shred here in the SE. I'm selling my Niner Jet 9 to fund this new bike. What's really nice is that the 2013 Endo frame is on sale now since the 2014's are coming around shortly, along with a new 650B frame that Kevin told me about. Just have to decide on day glo yellow, or the really nice blue one now.