After lusting after a proper mountain biking for more than a year, I could resist no longer and bought myself a second hand Radon ZR Race 6.0 (2012 model). The bike is light and the specs are top-notch for the price.
Fox Evolution 32 Float RL 100
SRAM X9 Trigger
The bike came with flat pedals and Continental Race King 2.0 Supersonic tires.
The Race Kings are fast and pretty good all-in-all but I want better grip and a more comfortable ride so I swapped the tires to Continental Trail King 2.2 Racesport (front) and Continental Mountain King 2.2 Racesport (back). I also changed the flat pedals to Shimano XT M780 XC Race SPD MTB clipless pedals. This setup feels great for the root- and rock-filled trails of Finland. The tires work great off-road and roll surprisingly effortlessly on the asphalt as well.
I bought the bike second hand so the cassette and chain rings are due to be replaced. I will most likely convert from 3×10 to 1×10 because I hardly ever need the granny or the big chain ring. More about that later.