Best Bike for the Megavalanche

Paul 8v
Paul 8v Posts: 5,458
edited January 2010 in MTB buying advice
Just wondering what peoples thoughts were on a bike to do the megavalanche? I might well hire one (Doing next years) but If I have some money left over after the wedding I may be able to buy something
I was thinking maybe
Orange alpine 160
Orange 5 (So I can use it for trails after)
One of the specialized bikes (Not sure which)
Marin Attack trail
Santa Cruz heckler
Cheap Kona stinky that I don't mind getting smashed up in an innevitable collision!

just trying to get some ideas together for the master plan, also what are peoples thoughts on things like single chain rings/double + bash or tubeless tyres (looks rocky in places)