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    Press fit vs. X-type BB

    I just picked up a new 2011 Trance x1...super stoked on the purchase, got a great deal from the LBS.

    I was previously running the SLX crank/x-type BB on my old hardtail. The Trance comes with the Deore XT crank/press fit BB. It is my understanding that XT is "better" (higher in the Shimano line) than SLX. However, I was also under the impression that the x-type BBs were the way to go. Probably a question I should have asked at the LBS but I was so excited after my test ride that the question faded from the front of my brain.

    Basically - what is the difference?

    Thanks in advance!

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    On the Shimano setup, my understanding is that the only difference is no threads on the bearing cups/carriers. Almost exactly the same otherwise. You could swap your cranks between the bikes and they would work fine.

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    Thanks, Slash. That helps a lot. Good to know I have solid back up in the SLX that is compatible!

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