Jesus. Do you think everyone who drinks alchohol is a wino bum, begging for change? Those are the most obvious drunks, but hardly the only users…
Some of the most successful people I know, restaurant owners, real estate magnates smoke the wacky. You might not guess it, because they don't have dreads and wear pachouli. Isn't the percent of population that uses something like 30% around here?
Your ignorance is showing.
I don't think the SLX came shorter than 170mm.
XT's come 165mm, and are around 590g for arms and bolt, around $180.
Racers can expect 4 stages with approximately 4,000 feet of descending and overall times should be in the 25-35 minute range. The overall course is about 20 miles long with lots of pedaling and climbing between stages. Riders should plan for 4 to 6 hours of saddle time.