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    XT Bottom Bracket

    Just curious about this. My XT crank came with a bottom bracket. Is that the only bottom bracket that will work with the XT? Or could I swap it out with something else?

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    You can swap it out for any number of external bearing BB's. Such as Hope, Chris King, Token, XTR, to name a few or you can even use your XT cups and change out the bearings.

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    There's little difference among the different mountain Shimano external bearings (road is a bit different in nds cup dims). Race Face and FSA use the Shimano type cups in addition to the ones crazy8 mentioned. Recently I put Phil Wood bearings in a set of XT cups. Enduro is another option (enduroforkseals.com). In other words you have a lot of choices...
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    Awesome. Really just a question that's always been in the back of my mind.

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    Instead of starting a new thread i figure this thread would be a better place to ask since its a VERY similar question. I found a great deal on some new xtr cranks without the bb. Will those cranks work with the same bb? My bike at the moment has the Race Face Ride XC cranks. Thanks in advance for your answers
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    Yep, standard compatible BB bearings on all those cranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    Yep, standard compatible BB bearings on all those cranks.
    Thanks man. I am on my way to pick them up now $175 brand new
    Ride

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