I have the Santa Cruz Tallboy LT and it came with the Shimano(dynasys) non series crankset(m552). It is a 3x10. I converted it to a 2x10 with a bashring using the Raceface chainring set(24/36/Bash). I am considering replacing the crankset with an XTR M980 trail crankset in the future. Does anyone know if the Raceface set I have now will fit the XTR ? I looked on Raceface's site and it's not updated to show any of the newer Shimano cranksets on it's compatibility charts. I know the 980 trail is a standard 64/104bcd. It does look like the crank spider is machined with an angle where the ringset bolts up and the one I have does not appear to as pronounced(kinda hard to explain without pics). It may just be the way I'm looking at it too. I want to stick with the 3x10 setup so I can still run the bashring. I also am pleased with the 24/36 combo. I know it probably isn't necessary to switch but I like tinkering with and slowly upgrading the bike and the XTR components are pretty nice.
If the chainrings are not compatible, what aftermarket brands are recommended that would work? I've searched all over the web and I am having a hard time finding any info on compatibility.
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