Thanks! Finally got the gel padding that goes under the handlebar tape and was able to wrap it up. It looks a little odd, but I ended up doing the electrical tape wrap down by the grip shifters too since I couldn't just hang some off the end and tuck under a bar plug.
I was really worried that I was going to feel really cramped and that the handlebars, particularly the controls, would be right in my lap and that the frame was too short. Fortunately it felt great when I took it out for a test ride (and no front-wheel shimmy at high speed, by the way.
) as there's no way I'd have enough stand-over clearance for the XL.
My wife ordered the 2011 Fargo size small. I was hesitant to put her on a 29er, but after test riding a couple of Vayas, she hopped onto the Fargo and just loved it. Anything that helps her feel more confident on the bike is fine with me. Super glad they changed the color for next year -- I'd hate to be that couple with the matching bikes. No offense, of course, to those with his/hers matching bikes. LOL!