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  1. #1
    sofa king special
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    New question here. xc build, use road vs mtb drivetrain?

    I wanna build up a cyclo bike for multipurpose use - seems cheaper to go LX/XT vs 105/Ultegra. Assuming I get a good gear ratio either way, is there an advantage to using road crank/derailer vs mt crank/derailer? I'm probably using mtn hub to facilitate disc brakes. Thanks in advance oh wise ones of the forum...

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    Mantis, Paramount, Campy
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    Nope, No Difference

    The parts of comperable groups use the same materials and have the same durability.
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    try this

    I have a diamondback sorrento that I set up for commuting- 38-50 double shimano 105 with 170mm arms, a 13-30 cassette and deore derailleurs

    I imagine something like a 28-38-50 triple, and a 12/14-34 that would work really well!

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