Imagine the through axles help the ride. I have a Sherpa build very similar to this, but could do with the extra frame mounts. Also thats the nicest looking On One for many a year. Usually they do look turd-rolled-in but this looks the part. I do have an old Ti29er from 2008 I should build up again soon.
Reminds me I must get some OG bars to go on the Sherpa