To follow on from the retro thread, here's a piccy of the Manitou HT mountainbike from 1997.
It's currently on sale on Ebay, and I haven't seen one of these for ages in the UK.
Here's the low down...
17" medium frame in red this is an Answer Products manitou frame - number 266 stamp dated 24-sep-96. This bike is fully loaded to my own personal dream spec as follows: Manitou Mars CL carbon fibre shocks, Chris King threadless headset in grey, Ringle stem, Easton carbon fibre bars, Yeti grips, Shimano LX shifters, Pauls moto-lite levers, Shimano XTR front and rear derailleurs + SRP (red) ti bolts, XTR Ti 9sp cassette, Action Tec Ti bottom bracket, FSA carbon fibre cranks, Time Atac Titan carbon pedals with Ti spindles, USE carbon fibre seatpost, Sella Italia Ti saddle, Ti seat post bolt, Spinergy Spox wheelset, Panaracer Smoke Tyres, Cook Bros quick releases.
Just the way I would have built it!