Nice. That frame looks huge
Nice bike! Good to see someone is still getting a 26Er! I have those grips and would really recommend loosening the outside collar, giving it a twist and a pull to remove it, and then sawing off the plastic bits it clamps to, and then moving the grip so that the rubber goes to the end of the bar. It still locks-on fine, but is much more comfortable as it is all rubber.
Why the Nuke proof obsession out of interest?