So after some careful mulling over and some long talks with my local LBSes, I have decided to keep my Litespeed hardtail for XC race and XC race type riding. The reasoning being that Ti is virtually infatigue-able (unlike aluminum) and differences between makers is negligible. Also, there is seemingly no real technological advancements in the Ti hardtail frame to justify upgrading to a new one.
Anyhow, I do have to "jazz up" my components a bit. Here are my questions....
1) I want a lightweight, tubeless, factory built, disc wheelset. Don't suggest a regular mavic with xtr hums or whatnot, I have already been over those pros/cons and decided against. The choice is between the-
Shimano XTR M965 pre-built set or
Mavic CrossMax SL
2) Hollowtech II XTR crank or FSA carbon crank
3) As far as disc brakes go, I was planning on getting the new xtr shift/brake levers which I am pretty sure can only be used with xtr disc brakes (?). If that's true, are the xtrs very good or do they fall way short of the magura or hayes?