Personally, not a fan of the bike (150 mm "Enduro" bike without adequate room for an honest 2.4 tire?!) but a huge fan of the back to back testing idea for various components. Bring it on!
REALLY interested in the slightly compliant bars (one bum hand here).
No fender for the SI, please. IIRC, when Fox and Yeti announced this concept, they showed a video of it operating while immersed in an abrasive bath for around a million hours. A real world NS test of this is called for.