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    Will this RaceFace Dues be lighter than XTR ?

    Hi I like the look of this crank. But ths Race Face says its 820g with BB.

    Does it come with a bb?

    I would like to put a nice Ti bb with it.

    Do you think this would be cheaper to do and lighter than XTR m-960.

    Thanks

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    You're limited in the BB dept...

    The Deus is a 2 piece crank with external BB cup/bearings, just like the M960/760 Shimano cranks. Since the spindle is part of the cranks, you can't use a normal BB with these--only the bearings provided with the cranks, so finding a ti BB is impossible right now, as far as I know. You may be able to swap RaceFace and Shimano bearings, but I'm not sure on that one. Don't know anyone who's tried it.

    The 820 gr weight should include everything--cranks and BB.

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    Shame its a nice crank but slightly heavier than the XTR m-960 then.


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    From what I remember XTR's 800 grams, Deus is 830 grams. 30 grams difference. A hair over 1 ounce (28gr). You'll never notice it. Either crank's nice, and I'm not sure you can lose either way.

    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    Shame its a nice crank but slightly heavier than the XTR m-960 then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    Shame its a nice crank but slightly heavier than the XTR m-960 then.

    Ummm, yeah but it's also $150 cheaper.
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    RF and Shimano BB are interchangable...

    ... and I'm running RF bearings on the non-drive side and XT bearings on the drive side of my Deus crank.

    BTW - My Deus crankset with bearings weighed 840g.

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    with the U$150 difference you can get much lighter chainrings like this ones and the deus will be still cheaper and lighter than xtr.

    extralite chainrngs

    and remember the xtr needs especiifc rings that costs a lot of money.
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