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    Mountain bike cranksets on cyclocross frames or bikes

    I tried a search and came up with nothing.

    I'm building up a cyclocross bike and I am looking at using an LX or XT level crankset on the Nashbar cyclocross frame. I figure the gearing is better for what I ride and this may help with the famous chainstay clearance issues with that frame.

    Is this a good or bad idea? Any place you can point me to research it more?

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    the avid stuff works really well together if you plan on using road shifters. i have X0 2x10 on my travel bike and it works like a charm with force shifters and bb7 brakes. check out the salsa vaya build forum.
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    Pretty bike! I like avid stuff, but I thought they only did brakes.

    So if I go shimano shifters (ultegra or 105) with XT or LX crank/BB I should be fine?

    Would I need a mountain derailure?

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    Shimano road shifters work fine with 9 speed and under Shimano derailleurs.
    I'm running two bikes that way, one with 9 speed bar end shifters, SLX derailleur and SLX crank. The other is 8 speed 105 brifters, Deore crank, and SLX derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khardrunner14 View Post
    Pretty bike! I like avid stuff, but I thought they only did brakes.
    Avid means SRAM, Truvativ, Zipp, Rock Shox and Quarq, but Avid/SRAM is like the two main ones.

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