I figure I might as well spoil my mountainbike as badly as i spoiled my roadbike.
The bike was marketed as primarily an XC bike, but the frame is beefy enough to handle lesser beatings as well. Either way, i am looking at lightening it where I can, and strenthening it where it matters, if that makes any sense.
Here's a pic of the beast itself, and the specs list...well the pic is outdated a bit...as this was before the v-brake conversion, the oury grips, and my swapping out the deore front disc caliper and rotor for the Avid/Hope setup.:
Raleigh Talus 17"
Ritchey Comp Seatpost/stem
Answer pro-taper riser bars
Oury lock-on grips
Deore LX brake/shifters (mechanical)
WTB Zero-stoack headset
Manitou Axel Elite fork (80mm)
Avid BB7 front disc brake w/ hope gothic rotor
Deore LX rear V-brake
WTB Speed-disc front wheel
Ritchey Grifter rear wheel (needed for rim brakes)
WTB Speed-V Comp saddle
Truvativ ISIS BB
Truvativ Stylo cranks
eggbeater c pedals
sram chain (forgot what model...it was like $35 though)
sram rear cassette (11-34, drilled upper cogs)
deore LX front/ XT rear derailers