Just got back from a good ride, the sunlight was good for some photos, so here goes.
I have a strange affection for this bike... probably because it's one of the first nice things I bought; plus it really suits the tight, rocky, loggy single track I like to ride in Michigan. I started with a 1991 SM800 and got this replacement M800 frame in 1995 when my chainstays got tweaked. Over time, on both bikes, I upgraded parts as things wore out or broke, and sometimes just splurged as I drooled over the parts in the BikePro, Performance and Nashbar catalogs back in the day.
Some might even consider the BotE a VRC given its long run -- I do.
Frame: 1995 Beast of the East (with 1996+ rear drop outs)
Fork: Manitou Mach 5 SX Ti (Still have the Pepperoni in storage)
Rims: Ritchey Vantage Pro
Hubs: Deore M900 XTR
Tires: Panaracer Classic Smoke/Dart
Pedals: Shimano M737
Crank: Shimano Deore FC MT80 175mm 44/34/24 (Onza Buzz Saw inner)
Cogs: Deore XT 8-speed 11/28
BB: White Industries, stainless shaft
Front Derailleur: Deore LX M563
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT M735 Short Cage (Carmichael idler pulley)
Shifters: Grip Shift SRT-800 "X-Ray"
Handlebars: Answer Hyperlite (Control Tech bar ends... I think)
Stem: Control Tech
Headset: Tioga Alchemy
Brakeset: Ritchey Logic (Ringle Mojo cable hangers)
Brake Levers: Ritchey Logic
Seatpost: SR Tall Cool One 400mm
Seat: Contemporary Serfas for my old posterior that couldn't take the Ritchey Logic anymore