Here's this year's "Smart" money kit. Notes: no pedals or saddle, shipping not included. GX cranks may be unappealing to some, but you're better off spending that money elsewhere IMO. Front derailleurs are still dead.
Smart Money 2015:
$4600 full squish
Replace that old-school rigid post with a Thomson dropper for an extra $200!
|Crankset||SRAM GX w/32t ring and BB|
|Brakes||Shimano XT w/160mm rotors|
|Wheelset||ZTR Crest/Arch/Flow wheelset w/XD driver|
|Tires||Bontrager XR team series TLR (I like the XR2 for all-around fun)|