A great workhorse it is! The sturdy chassis and the durable powder coating make it an excellent pick for that purpose. The mostly DX parts do complement that really well.
I do know for sure I have a XT mech in that size laying around. Could put that one on the MC-COMP (mostly XT) and that DX mech on the Grove. But by doing that XC Ltd mech won't be used, as it isn't at its place at any of my bikes. It's to young to retire. I am to lazy to sell.
Back in the day I always rode with parts I coincidently had laying at my place, irrespective of what make or colour. I can tell that led to really wild creations. But it worked! Only in 2000 or so I started to develop a more critical attitude towards consistency. Then I became more aware of the vintage/classic aspect of the stuff I used. Of course also had more money and prices sank.
Besides the XC Ltd mech and Euclid headset, also the bb is a bit a outcast. It is a XC Pro unit.
Red cable ends: Used 3. The cableguides are non slotted and pretty deep, so using more doesn't make sense + that I used the thicker old XT cables for the brakes. I got them through Ernie. Ernie => Here!
See he raised the price a bit
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