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  1. #1
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    XT to replace XTR chainrings

    I have a XTR chain rings on my 26er, I find myself relegating this to mostly spare bike duties as I am riding my 29er more. The chain ring at the front needs replacing (I think) as a new chain ad cassette sees it jump a little and some chain suck occurring.

    I was wondering if I could just put XT chain rings on ? If so, how do I identify the model number to purchase, as there seems to be nothing stamped on the inside/outside of the current chain rings ?

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    Look very closely at the inside of your existing chainrings. There should be a stamp that identifies the ring. XTR was first introduced about 20 years ago, so do you know which model crank you have. M900, M950, M970, M980, etc? If not, post a pic, and we may be able to help.

    In many instances you can replace XTR rings with XT or even SLX, though the replacement of the small chainring requires a 2mm spacer on some of the newer models. Also note that Shimano often designs certain chainrings to be paired with one another: AF with AF, etc.


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