Okay, so as part of my A levels I have to carry out a research task called an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Basically I can write an essay about literally anything, so seeing as I'm keen on Downhill rider I thought I'd write about that!
The Question I have chosen to answer is:
"what makes the perfect mountain bike?"
I'm very new to this whole forum scene, but I was just hoping that any fellow downhill riders out there may be able to spare me a couple of minutes of their time and answer a few questions for me. I would be forever grateful
Downhill riders only please:
1) what bike do you ride and why?
2) (If you own a 'complete' bike) What components have you upgraded since new and why?
3) What are your favourite components on your bike and why?
4) If you could have any component you wanted right now, what would it be and why?
Thank you very much for your time.
*Update: 31st Jan 2010*
Thanks to everyone who has left me comments so far, But I just wanted to clarify that i'm interested in specific components (i.e. brand and model) as opposed to 'bars' or 'forks'.