I liked the idea of a trail HT, I wanted something I could play with down the trails no matter the colour of the sign and still enjoy a 100km+ ride.
So I built a down-country HT,
120mm fork, 150mm dropper, Flow mk3 wheels, 2.6 tyre up front and 2.35 at the back (doing the race to sea 100miler today the reason for the 2.2 at the moment).
Love this bike fun and cheap to run!
I sold my previous build for a new trail dual suspension and was so disappointed. The second or two I made down the trails did not matter because it took so much more effort to get to the top, I could not enjoy it as much.