I've done something a bit rash. I've gone and bought myself a Specialized Big Hit frame with the intention of trying out DH on the cheap.
Couldn't resist it at £350 new with a DHX 3 coil, a pretty good price even though it's small and the '07 model.
Initially the spec will be as follows, welcome comments or suggestions...
Fork: Fox 36 Talas (borrowed from my Reign)
Wheels: Hope Pro 2/819 front wheel, XT/719 rear (also borrowed from Reign)
Brakes: Juicy 3
Cranks: Evolve XC with bash, single 32t ring (or buy something sturdier?)
Headset: I'm thinking Pig DH pro, been impressed with these before.
BB: Shimano Deore level probably
Seatpost: Giant A5 off my Trance
Stem: Holzfeller 40mm
Bars: EA50 685mm low rise
Pedals: Wellgo flats
Tyres: High Roller 2.5 dual ply 3C
Saddle: WTB Rocket V
Chain device: Your suggestions please
Anything in there wildly inappropriate and likely to lead to injury or death?