After many weeks and a warranty shifter the Walt is done. Today was my maiden voyage which was a mix of road, fire road and some single track.
The bike has a solid ride feel and has quick handling. The steel soaks up the bumps and gives an overall smooth ride.
So far I am please with my pick of parts and I am loving the Salsa Bell Lap bars. It does take a little to get use to, but I and no issues with my hands hurting.
The gearing is a little high but I figure that's going to help me in the long run..
I will have to play with tire pressure to have a smoother ride on the single track.