Mark and the guys at Paragon machined out some excess material on their famous sliders - a mighty 40g lighter. Sweet! Of course, they run a few extra bucks, but whatever. I'll raise the slider prices down the road to cover the difference, probably, and just use the lightweight ones from now on for all but the most humongous folks.
I have some pictures of the DH bike progress, but I'm at Sarah's lab and can't upload them right now. I'll do so when I get home, though. Ordered everything for the rear end too, and even got around to making a dummy axle for the swingarm pivot. The front triangle is now done, except for a brace between the BB and seat tube that I still need to do. Progress!