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    SRAM XX 2X10 with XTR Crank... Talk to me

    I love the way that my SRAM XX shifts, but hated the brakes so I shifted to XTR. HAppy with those my attention is starting to wander to XTR. Now on a new build I really like the way that the XTR Crank looks, but I am hooked on my XX shifters. My Goal is to run XTR Crank and probably XX everything else Ft/RR mechs/pods am I crazy, or should I just run the XX crank. Going on a SB95
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    Will this work? or will it not? anybody? all information is appreciated.
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    I run an XTR M985 crank with XO shifters and RD. Works fine. Just got the new XO grip shifters and it works as good as the triggers did. No problems what so ever.

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    should be fine

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    I'm more than certain that it will work...I've got a stumpy with Shimano crank and SRAM shifters someone on here told me that ANY front dérailleur will work with any shifter but the rear needs to be SHIM or SRAM with Same make shifters.

    My build list is XTR 2 x 10 crank SRAM grip shift X9 rear Der

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    Yes it will work bikes get sold with a mix of SRAM and Shimano all the time as said before just make sure your shifters match the rear deraileur

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    Thank you for the info... It has been a while since building a bike from the ground up and with technology changing everyday I wanted to be certain before spending a ton on a set of cranks that would not work. Cheers
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    I've also got SRAM shifters mated to a shimano FD....this combo works just fine too.
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    XX with XTR

    Quote Originally Posted by J_Sims View Post
    I love the way that my SRAM XX shifts, but hated the brakes so I shifted to XTR. HAppy with those my attention is starting to wander to XTR. Now on a new build I really like the way that the XTR Crank looks, but I am hooked on my XX shifters. My Goal is to run XTR Crank and probably XX everything else Ft/RR mechs/pods am I crazy, or should I just run the XX crank. Going on a SB95
    I also love the XTR Trail brakes, matched them with XT Ice rotors and are heads and tails above my last 3 sets of Elixir CR's. Running with 2x10 XO Crank and Gripshifters with everything else XX. I would say why spend the money on an XTR cranks when you have a very good XX now. Spend your cash on the KS Lev seat dropper and have a very sweet set up. Been running the KS on a Tall Boy for 3 months and can't imagine a better set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbBLISS View Post
    I also love the XTR Trail brakes, matched them with XT Ice rotors and are heads and tails above my last 3 sets of Elixir CR's. Running with 2x10 XO Crank and Gripshifters with everything else XX. I would say why spend the money on an XTR cranks when you have a very good XX now. Spend your cash on the KS Lev seat dropper and have a very sweet set up. Been running the KS on a Tall Boy for 3 months and can't imagine a better set up.
    already got a KS Lev sitting right here...
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    Well if you like XTR cranks go for it... you can always sell your XX crankset and spend a few hundreds on the exchange

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    Ok this confirms what i wanted to do (XTR Cranks, XX everything else), but what chain do you use? XTR or a SRAM????

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EthanDM View Post
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    Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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    I had the KMC one in my back pocket, but wanted to see what you would say. You guys have any pictures posted of your builds using the mixed components?

    thanks for the quick replies too.

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