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    Upgrade bottom bracket on Shimano XT crank? worth it?

    What bottom bracket would I need to upgrade from the stock Shimano XT BB?

    Is it worth it to do so? If so, what would be the best one to buy?

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    Is that a square taper, Octalink, or Hollowtech II XT crankset?

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    Oh sorry, hollowtech II the new 09 model.

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    The BB is nothing but two aluminum threaded cups and bearings. I can see upgrading the bearings to the Enduros but you'll see no improvement (weight or otherwise) when buying new cups.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Oh ok, thanks

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    Not unless you want more color choices than silver...if that's the case you can spend lots of money on a Hope or King

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