Any Stem suggestions??
As for Forks, I'm looking at;
Pace RC36 Pro Class
Mz Z2 x-fly
And the following RSP Ti is my benchmark, I love the way it's been put together, much nicer looking than mine (though mine's very different)viewtopic.php?t=235232
I wonder how light this would be??
I recognize that bike
. I've since swapped the stem to a 100mm Pace one but the rest is unchanged. It still has the XT pedals which weigh a ton, a XT 9sp cassette which is a fair bit heavier than a XTR 8sp, plus them tyres have steel beads rather than kevlar... Its coming up as 23.4lbs on my bathroom scales.
With regards to the weight of your bike, changing the forks and fitting V brakes would be the obvious place to start. I've never used Magura's but my V's are powerful enough to launch me over the bars at will and any extra power from hydraulics would be wasted on me. I never realised they were so heavy either. I don't know what your tyre's weigh but anything over 600g's is porky for an xc tyre imho. If you can save 100g from each tyre you'll feel the difference with it being rotating weight saved and it could potentially transform how it rides. A lighter saddle and titanium bb might save 1/2lb but beyond that you just need to start comparing weights and seeing where you can save the most for your £££.
But the most important thing is that the bike is set up and fits you properly. Get this sorted first and then start shaving the grams