This is a fairly light build with a Whiskey carbon fork. The thru-axles front and rear should make the bike ride on a rail during hard braking. If I were not in possession of an aluminum big tire CX bike I think that I would build one of these for me.
I like the idea of a bike that one can ride nearly everywhere without the complication of suspension. Sure,this won't do what a big travel bike will do but that kind of riding scares the hell out of me !
Having a f fully rigid bike with drop bars makes you pay attention to the trail and not be tempted to really get massive air........at least for most folks.