Santa Cruz are without doubt, the best designers and producers of suspension bikes in the world. Almost every major manufacturer has taken the Santa Cruz bikes single pivot design and, how shall we say this, 'Made it their own'. You know what we're saying. The brand new Santa Cruz VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) designs are lauded as revolutionary, the VPP's have changed the face of off road biking forever.
A good quality bottom bracket is key component for your bike with the amount of abuse and action it see's. However hard you push them these offerings from Hope, Chris King, and Shimano, cover all the basis of modern mountain bikes.