Ok so my Myst is my favourite obviously. In terms of off the market stuff I have the Funn seat post the Madison/ Saracen team edition. Everything else on the bike is available to the public. It is just the colour of the frame that differs from the stock frame and after 2011 it is a Junior World Cup and Champ proven frame! The Forks, shock and springs are all factory set up at Fox. We also run a Fox sticker over the holes in the brace of the fork as seen in the picture. This stops mud build up mainly and makes it easy to clean. I have a odd Titanium bolt here and there. I also run the DRC timer on my stem/bars. With a small green button to stop and start times for intervals and overall times it's a massive help for racing! I run a full Sainte set up and apart from some secret prototype testing through the year, that's about it really. It's an amazingly good bike with no hold back to anything be it frame design to it components!
My hardtail has a very similar build to my DH bike, very aggressive still but with lighter components like XT brakes, SLX hub, EX500 rims etc. I have the Madison/ Saracen team edition bars and seat post, and like the Myst, it’s just the colour that is different about the frame. This bike is probably the most ridden for me. It’s great for just about everything!
My Ariel 3 is a stock bike and is amazing to ride on my local xc routes. It came into its own on a welsh xc ride the other weekend though when it turned into a DH run to the bottom! It is a 140mm bike so is still very aggressive. It can handle the roughest xc yet when you're riding along a mud path, its as manoeuverable as my Zen xc bike.
All that is left to say is a huge thanks to Madison for hooking me up with them!