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    New question here. replacing GXP with X-Type

    looked through a whole bunch of old posts, still confused as all heck about replacing my crankset, so simple question:

    can i replace the stock GXP bottom bracket on my 2011 Epic Comp with a Race Face X-Type?

    want to upgrade to 2x10, this is the first step (planning on Race Face Turbine crankset). I thought I had read somewhere that all 2011s were pressfit, but pretty sure mine is not. but then again, just the low comp model, so could have been refering to high models (or carbon).

    to be honest, not even sure what size of bb my epic is. time to do more searching

    thanks for the help
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    '11 Specialized Epic Comp 26

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    No, different bearing setup. I saw something about an adapter to run the GXP crank in normal external bearings but don't know any more about it.

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    huh? i don't plan to use my sram cranks but new race face cranks. why would i need an adaptor?
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    Just throw out your old GXP BB and screw the ExType in, a GXP one isn't compatible with RF cranks and vice versa.

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    now that's an answer i can get behind. still haven't figured out what size my bb is yet though. the search continues on that one.
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