I'm building up a bike from scratch and would be interested to hear about the choice additions to your own bikes. I'm creating my dream XC/Trail hound based on a 5" frame that costs around £1600 with an RP23 rear shock.
The frame has been chosen so this is all about parts and accessories (lights etc...)
I'd like to keep an eye on weight but great descending skills are a must. 140 forks and very good breaks... I weigh 100kg and on some of the bikes I tested the brakes started to soften on very steep and fast descents, can't have that!
Value for money as well as cost no barrier... What would you recommend based on personal experience?