BB7 brakes are pretty good, but if you can afford it get some nice hydraulics. Well worth the extra money IMO. I wouldn't get the Panaracer tires either. They might be OK, but everyone that I know that has rode them and either a Conti Explorer, a WTB Wierwolf, or a Maxxis Ignitor says they get better traction AND roll better. Everybody has their own opinion though, and what works good for some doesn't work as good for others.