This is a mountain bike I built for my brother. It's also the first frame I built for someone other than myself. I don't take that responsibility lightly, but I figure my brother makes as good a guinea pig as anyone. He needed a new bike, anyway.
I built the bike somewhere between my brother's size and my own so that I could snatch it back from him when he didn't like it. It's been a while now; I don't think I'm getting it back. It is as straightforward a modern mountain bike frame as one could make. It's made from oversize Columbus Zona tubing, and uses Paragon Machine Works headtube and dropouts. The parts are all modern and reliable, but nothing overly fancy.