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    Question: Sram X0 BB30 or GXP crankset?...

    hi,

    Quick question.

    For my Giant XTC 29er build, anyone know which crankset to get for XTC 29er,
    GXP or BB30 Sram X0 crankset?

    Thanks.

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    The XTCs are definitely not BB30. I have a 2010 XTC 29er 1 and it is an english threaded BB. I originally put a Shimano XT crankset on it with one spacer (rather than two) so I believe it is a english threaded 73mm.

    So if you go with a SRAM XO, you would have to get the GXP bottom bracket and set it up for a 73mm width BB

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    You will need a the standard GXP crankset and a press-fit GXP bottom bracket if you don't already have one.

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    Why would he or she need to buy both the GXP BB and the Pressfit GXP BB???? The frame is an english threaded BB (unless they changed it which I am 99% sure they didnt). Pressfit GXP would be useless with the bike?
    2010 Giant XTC 29er 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitze1mr View Post
    Why would he or she need to buy both the GXP BB and the Pressfit GXP BB???? The frame is an english threaded BB (unless they changed it which I am 99% sure they didnt). Pressfit GXP would be useless with the bike?
    2012 is press fit
    XTC 29er Frameset (2012) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

    But your right, 2011 would be threaded

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    Nice catch! I still dont know why they would need to buy two separate BBs but since its not me, it doesnt really matter.
    2010 Giant XTC 29er 1
    2009 Salsa Casseroll Fixed Gear
    2006 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
    2005 Giant TCR 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitze1mr View Post
    Nice catch! I still dont know why they would need to buy two separate BBs but since its not me, it doesnt really matter.
    Cranksets generally come with the standard threaded BB, you usually have to buy the press fit separately.

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