Spending too much time messing with it in the basement, thinking about it when he was riding, and wanting a hardtail bike again, the Epic has been sold.
I don't even know if I have kept the Epic photos on my computer.
He is now in posession of a Salsa El Mariachi. Here's a link to an article by Matt James about the Salsa 29er:
Quick and dirty:
Steel, rigid, 29er, blue. The fork length is shorter than the Singular Swift fork. He's noticing that difference. One thing that he seems to like is the rear dropout and the ability to adjust that area. He's using Bontrager wheels because they never give him problems.