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    Shimano XT M760 crankset question... Shimano Buffs?

    So I was talking to a guy at my local shop today, and he told me that the chainline on the M760 crankset would nearly exactly the same as the Truvative cranks that I am currently running. He was saying that the chainline would be about 44 or so, I believe? Everything I had heard before today was that the chainline would be different? Have they made changes to the crankset without giving it a new name/number? I know that the cranks are going to have a wider Q factor, but I'm alright with that (tall guy). Any thoughts?

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    Chainline spec for the M760 is 50mm. According to the Truvativ site they spec out usually to 48.5 but depends on which spindle you use...
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    So to the best of your knowledge there has only been one version of the M760? I am going to pick one up off ebay, and I just wanted to make sure I'm not short changing myself. Of cource I would rather buy one from one of my local shops, but I just can't justify spending nearly $100 more for the same part. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to get something from an earlier production run that was different, or something crazy like that.

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    The 760's have a 50mm chainline. I have no idea what your current cranks are set at but they should be somewhere between the standard 47.5mm-50mm range depending on the spindle. Anyway, the 760's are awesome cranks and should work great regardless of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hecubus
    The 760's have a 50mm chainline. I have no idea what your current cranks are set at but they should be somewhere between the standard 47.5mm-50mm range depending on the spindle. Anyway, the 760's are awesome cranks and should work great regardless of this.
    I shifted a bb shell spacer to the nondrive side which gives 47.5mm chainline. The wider q-factor is my only complaint on these cranks. It's not a huge deal but it is noticeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    I shifted a bb shell spacer to the nondrive side which gives 47.5mm chainline.
    With this arrangement, do the cranks feel slightly off center to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinB
    With this arrangement, do the cranks feel slightly off center to you?
    I don't notice any difference. I'm still running 8 speed and 50mm chainline doesn't work on my bike.
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    New question here.

    pardon my ignorance, but how is chainline measured? thanks.

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    NIce. It looks like I should be good to go. I checked out that website too. Thats good stuff, thanks for posting it.

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    super sweet info. I should have known Sheldon Brown would have the answer!

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