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I think so. The first stab at a build:

Hi Monte. Here's a preliminary list for you to look over......
5-Spot
Maverick w/hub & stem
King rear hub, Mavic 819 rims, DT 14/15 spokes, brass nipples, + wheelbuild
King headset
SRAM X.O. shifters
SRAM X.O. rear der.
SRAM PC-99 chain
Race Face Atlas crankset, or maybe the Deus
XT front der.
XT cassette
Brakes: Juicy 7 203/185
Tires, not sure yet
Grips, ODI Lock-On
Easton, Race Face, or MaxM carbon
 

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Good choices

Why not go for a SRAM cassette? Got one on my 5 Spot and its just as good as XT also slightly lighter I think.

Thomson stem? Do you get them for Mavericks? If so go for it they're lovely.

You'll go a long way to find a tyre to beat Conti Verts

Got Easton EC70 bars and have been V happy with them.

Don't forget to post a picture when she's finished.
 

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NealM said:
Why not go for a SRAM cassette? Got one on my 5 Spot and its just as good as XT also slightly lighter I think.

Thomson stem? Do you get them for Mavericks? If so go for it they're lovely.

You'll go a long way to find a tyre to beat Conti Verts

Got Easton EC70 bars and have been V happy with them.

Don't forget to post a picture when she's finished.
I don't like the big jump between 1 and 2 cogs on the 34t SRAM's. The Thomson stem was a mistake in the list.

Monte
 

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Monte said:
Race Face Atlas crankset, or maybe the Deus... Easton, Race Face, or MaxM carbon
Hold out for the Atlas crankset, this bike deserves the beefier stuff. FWIW I just put a set of polished Deus' on my wife's XCE and they definately have the bling-swag-factor. Several peeps, including Pete, have had problems with Easton carbon bars and have since made the switch to Maxm stuff. Might be worth looking into.
 

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Hold out for the Atlas crankset, this bike deserves the beefier stuff. .
I saw the Diablous and felt the sharp pain of UGI (upgradeitis) comming on... Mmmmm Black and Gold...Mmmmm.

I wonder if I can get the Atlas with the gold BB set?
 
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