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    2011 Anthem x29 build

    I am building up a 2011 Anthem and wanted to get a question answered before I place an order. I am switching the bike over to a 2x10 and was wondering what front Shimano derailleur and XT cranks I should go with.

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    I'm guessing no one has responded because your question is kind of vague, and hard to understand. Are you asking which model XT cranks you should get?

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    Assuming you have shimano press fit bb most XT cranks will fit and your options are crank length and chain ring size. Your size, riding style and terrain will make your choice.

    You can also search blue sky and jenson and pick up older 3x (slx or xt) for cheap and replace big ring with bash so it ends up 2x10.

    Depending on your trails/ fitness you might consider 1x10 with 11-36 cassette, I went there and never looked back. Simple, less weight, less gear less maintenance. Run a Wool Tooth ring and don't need chain guide.

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    Re: 2011 Anthem x29 build

    Thanks for the response fellas. The Anthem has fairly unique low clamp, top swing FD. All the XTRs I found were "optimized" for a 3x10 system. I ended up finding an XT that was specific, so it says, for a 2x10 setup. I ended up going with Shimano hollow tech II cranks. I'm looking forward to getting her put together. Just waiting on the I9 wheels to show up.

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