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    2012 XT - when are they going to be sold?

    I am skint and can't afford the XTR. Any ideas?

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    Jenson has the 2012 XT line up, they claim shipping in 2-3 weeks.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx

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    checkout fleebay, lots of groupset available but no individual parts until June, not sure why ;(

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    Thnx!

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    Anybody know if the 2X10 options have started shipping?
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    Mt local bike shops (Ontario, Canada) didn't even know there was a new XT group. They all looked at me like I was confused about the Dynasty group. I guess the Shimano rep showed up 10 mins after I left my favorite store and gave them a brochure. They told me they can have parts in their hands at the end of July.

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    I am told the XT kits are all ready to go but the brakes

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    the most annoying thing is where's the DISC rotors, c'mon Shimano thier the most easer thing to make?

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    Four weeks ago, I went to my LBS. Told them I wanted 785 brakes, front and back. Also want 785 Ispec shifters. Rotors are not available yet. They contacted Shimano, and placed items on back-order. Supposedly, they are stuck in customs at Long Beach. Tired of waiting. eBay is looking more promising via Asia. Rotors are same as XTR? Around $59.99?

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    My wait is over. LBS called me today, with news of my new parts in hand. XT 785 brakes front and rear, and Ispec shifters. Will be installed tomorrow. VERY stoked. Pics soon.

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    Anybody know if BTI has these in stock yet? Really wanting the 38/26 crank and Ispec shifters, I don't want the brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    Anybody know if BTI has these in stock yet? Really wanting the 38/26 crank and Ispec shifters, I don't want the brakes.
    Jenson lists the crankset. Says ships in 2-3 weeks. Has said this for several weeks.
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx
    Haven't seen shifters listed anywhere. As far as BTI, I wouldn't know. Check with your LBS? Isn't BTI a distributor? Similar to Quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311 View Post
    My wait is over. LBS called me today, with news of my new parts in hand. XT 785 brakes front and rear, and Ispec shifters. Will be installed tomorrow. VERY stoked. Pics soon.
    cool, did you also get the DISC rotors with your brakeset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer View Post
    cool, did you also get the DISC rotors with your brakeset?
    No, didn't get rotors. Currently have 6 bolt Avid G3 Cleansweep 185mm. Going to use those until the 6 bolt IceTech rotors are available.

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    Here we go guys. A little spin around the hood shows great shifting. We'll see the dirt tomorrow. 2012 Ispec shifters 785. 2012 brakes 785.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311 View Post
    No, didn't get rotors. Currently have 6 bolt Avid G3 Cleansweep 185mm. Going to use those until the 6 bolt IceTech rotors are available.
    Awesome! 6 Bolt ice techs are available on universalcycles.com

    Do you or anyone else have a weight for the m785 brake set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrdogg11 View Post
    Awesome! 6 Bolt ice techs are available on universalcycles.com

    Do you or anyone else have a weight for the m785 brake set?
    Weight: BL-M785 > 266g/pr, BR-M785 > 242g/wheel
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Shimano...-XTR-2012.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311 View Post
    Weight: BL-M785 > 266g/pr, BR-M785 > 242g/wheel
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Shimano...-XTR-2012.html
    Sorry, should have clarified...looking for an 'actual' weight from a consumer rather than the 'claimed' weight from the manufacturer.

    242g seems a bit light considering the XTR trails are 235g front and 250g rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrdogg11 View Post
    Sorry, should have clarified...looking for an 'actual' weight from a consumer rather than the 'claimed' weight from the manufacturer.

    242g seems a bit light considering the XTR trails are 235g front and 250g rear.
    Sorry, I don't have a scale. I can't speculate on the weight, other than the "claimed" figures. I do agree they are "claimed" awfully close to XTR.

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    no problem....if anyone else has a set of these coming can you weigh them before you install them please.

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    here's some weights that i found.
    seems more reasonable.
    WEIGHT: Front: 290G; Rear: 300g
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400907

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    A buddy of mine

    just ordered a 2012 black XT kit (minus brakes) and told me the expected delivery date would be 7/25 - 8/4.

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    Is there now a reason to buy....

    ....xtr now with the new xt grouppo? Besides weight savings what is the benefit of xtr over xt?

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    Looks? The shifter feel is different. The XTR brakes are proven winners. XT probably will be too... weight is the biggest difference between the two groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbrokenchain View Post
    ....xtr now with the new xt grouppo? Besides weight savings what is the benefit of xtr over xt?
    a slightly better performance though you and I now will hardly feel a big differences co's the technology now are soo good. If your on a budget and dont care about the bling or a weight weenie then XT is it.

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    Weight savings??

    So in a full kit (excluding wheels and pedals) how many grams more roughly is XT over XTR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbrokenchain View Post
    So in a full kit (excluding wheels and pedals) how many grams more roughly is XT over XTR?
    google the weight of the 2012 XT & XTR then match the difference, seriously though its only gonna be approx 500g +/-

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    just got my m785 brakeset...heres a weight if anyones interested.
    F; 280g R;290g
    which by my accounts is close to 1/4lb heavier than the XTR trails...
    got them at universalcycles.com for about $130 a set after the vip15 coupon which i think is a pretty great deal.

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    Just got my 2X10 XT drivetrain. It looks great, I will put it on next week and compare to the XTR.

    This group has started shipping, not sure why some are getting shipping dates weeks away still.
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    I change the Avid Elixir cr for the new XT 2012 brakes, and the shimano Xt are great!

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    DavidR1,

    How is the groupset performing, are you pleased with your choice? Trying to decide if I am pulling the trigger on the new 2 x 10 or not.

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    So on ebay new XTs (brakes) are almost the same $ as last years... Why? Is there something on the first batch?

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    Shimano said when the released the new XTR group that the price would be the same or cheaper than the previous series XTR. I imagine they did the same with XT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ldogg_123 View Post
    DavidR1,

    How is the groupset performing, are you pleased with your choice? Trying to decide if I am pulling the trigger on the new 2 x 10 or not.
    The group is performing very well. I had to get an XTR front derailleur as the XT was still not avaialble. Have about 500 miles on the system so far, nothing but good things to say.

    Now it isn't XTR, but it is pretty nice and functions well.
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    Great, I will probably pull the trigger. Thanks!

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    If that's your preference. With XT, you can push OR pull the trigger

    I installed the full XT group on a new bike and took it for a spin just the other day. I agree with everything said here. It shifts like butter. And these brakes have the best feel of any I've tried.

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