"Maxxis offers a complete range of tires with tread patterns for just about every condition. My go to is the DHR II in DH Casing for downhill and Double Down for trail or enduro. For wet conditions and mud races the new Shorty is a great mud tire that doesn't deflect on roots and rocks. In the dust I like the Dissector, it rolls fast and penetrates dry soil well. If you like a front tire that has a more consistent break away point, the Assegai is great especially in lose over hardpack situations. I always use the FTD inserts in the rear and on rougher tracks use them in the front as well. " - Neko
"Contact points and bar bend are a personal preference, and for me the ODI Elite Pro lock on is my go to grip along with a an 8x5 bend bar. The half waffle pattern on the Elite Pro grip along with the extra rubber on top is perfect for grip and comfort while gravity riding. I prefer the Spank Spike bar in 25mm rise for downhill and 40mm rise for trail or enduro, so that my hands are at about the same spot on the bikes with a shorter axle to crown. a 40mm stem feels the most comfortable to me with the modern fork offsets." - Neko
"Fox offers race ready suspension out of the box, with stiff chassis, low friction, and dampers that can keep up. I use the 40 for downhill and the 38 for trail or enduro along with the X2 shocks for both applications. I prefer the coil shocks because my bikes are progressive enough to work with them and the coil springs have a more consistent feel through the stroke. On smoother terrain the air shocks can be more tunable and offer end stroke support on bikes that need it." - Neko
"Fox has gear for every day on the bike. I use the defend line for most days, but check out their wet weather and winter offerings too. It will make those not so nice conditions a little more enjoyable. The helmets are super comfy, I would highly recommend the Speedframe for everyday trail riding. Grab a set of the Handup Pro Gloves, my signature glove, designed to have a tighter fit, less bunching and be more durable than other race gloves." - Neko 
"Reserve rims are my go to performance rim. They are incredibly durable, race proven with the Syndicate, and have a damp feel compared to other carbon rims. Carbon rims are nice because they are either perfectly true or broken, where as aluminum rims live their life somewhere in between. The Reserve's are hard to break and have a lifetime warranty. I use the 31 for downhill and 30 for trail / enduro. I am using Factor hubs with Kogel ceramic bearings, which are both also super durable." - Neko

"I chose to run the new WTB TCS sealant because it seals large holes in case of a puncture and never dries out. Their ammonia free synthetic latex formula works well. Reserve's Fillmore valves have been a game changer for me, especially running inserts. They never clog which is a common problem with valves when running inserts and mounting tires is super easy with the high air flow. Be careful if you want to lower your tire pressure, the first time I tried to drop 1psi I let 6psi out with just a touch! High flow for sure." - Neko