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    Deore vs. XT 10 speed CRANKSET

    I'm thinking about going to a ten speed set up. What are the big differences between Deore and XT cranks. I know weight will be more on the Deore but is there more in the rings and BB? thanks

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    A little more weight, no hard anodizing on the rings, and POSSIBLY a slightly inferior BB bearing (but probably not).

    Personally, I always figure it is worth the cash to step up to XT, but not to XTR.
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    I have the 3x10 deore set up. I am not sure of the differences. as stated above=weight, finish, maybe strength might be improved with the xt.

    As far as the deore I am happy. It is a no frills set up. It shifts fast and true. I have no complaints. I may upgrade down the road to save a little weight but will be hard to convince me that the price is worth a few grams (aybe a few hundred) but you get the point.

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    I've got a Deore triple, too, and am surprised at how well it and all the other Deore components work, especially considering the pricepoint.

    FWIW, I also have an XT double crank and can't feel any difference in stiffness or shifting precision between Deore and XT.

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