Ok, I've specced it out as the following: 06 King Kikapu Mavic wheels and hubs (trade in at shop) SRAM X9 or XO shifters and an X0 rear derailleur (From my hardtail, I'll swap the brakes, bars, and fork from the King.) Fox Talas R fork off my Trek Juicy 7's off my Trek and add carbon levers Monkey Lite bars off my Trek Saddle off my trek. Possibly some carbon fibre seatpost? Now, I'm also looking at an FSA Mega Exo BB and carbon crank setup. Problem is, if I'm going to spend a load of money on a set of cranks, I'd almost want a chainring guard on it as well to protect the investment. Would it be feasible to run two rings for XC use (maybe a 32 or so tooth ring and something like a 38?) and a bash guard or should I look into something like the Salsa chainring guard? Thanks builders, I appreciate it.