Was pondering about changing the current bike (mk1 Rootdown) to something more "modern" ie slacker/lower/boostier/etc and maybe even bouncier in the back, but came the conclusion that I wouldn't sell the Chromag and if I didn't sell it I wouldn't have space for another bike (8 bikes in the garage at the moment) and probably couldn't justify the cost.
So the Chromag getting treated to some new parts!
Pike RCT on the front is fine and I have couple of reasonable wheelsets so they will be fine too.
Probably overly worn drivetrain wear parts will be replaced in the next week to a Sunrace 11-42 cassette, wippermann connex stainless chain and 30T NW ring.
Minion DHF 3C maxterra 2.5 tyre will replace the Dual Compound one on the front.
There is a Brand X dropper waiting to replace the Reverb for when it's sag gets unmanageable, fresh Race Face Half Nelson grips are on the bench ready to go and I'll get a new FUBAR to replace the nearly 4 year old one for piece of mind if nothing else. I would quite like a Trailmaster LTD saddle but they seem hard to come by in the UK, we'll see.
I'll swap the 2 Pot SLX brakes for some 4 Pot XT or Saint at some point too. The 2 pots aren't powerful enough for when things get a bit rowdy and I'm not light at 95kg or so. Will upgrade the rotors too at the same time.