Might pick up some core kit if they have some sizes. Also looking at some of the Mons Royale kit in the UK as there are a fair few sales on and you'll get a nice jersey at an okay price. Just case of getting it here.
I did click on this but it seems ed be R5K not the R3285. Also what kind of riders (more endurance than enduro?) are you expecting and what's the average day kms. I'd be keen but I think I'm more focused on the downs than mile crunching so might not be the best fit.
And you wonder why Mavic is in receivership! I'd deffo have these Shimano ones for the summer camp roll back from the pub. Might even team them with some knee high safari socks to keep the farmers on side!
Looks fun. Next bike is going to be a much shorter travel trail / AM bike and hopefully back the the Tranny. Will be interesting to see what they do with the Smuggler now as that was a 115 and then 120 travel BCXC style bike for all day riding up and over and then down decent hills. The original downcountry bike. Love Tranny but was sad when they 'grew up' the scout and it lost the manic stupidity of the first one. Same with the Smuggler from V1 to V2 and the SBG / short offset. It kind of killed the thing everyone love about the V1. Still looking for a V1 Smuggler or a V1 Scout for a +1. Interestingly Evil never went that way when they went from the Following to the new Following MB. Head angle stayed 'unfashionable' and didn't slack out and it still stayed as awesome as ever.
Dude, that is exactly the frame I was thinking about in the the colour way that is so sweet. That will keep me happy all day. Honestly If i could find one like that at a good price I'd probably shelve the search now... but with gears obviously.