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    Question about the XTR M960 crank

    I am debating about getting the XTR M960 crank set for my bike because I can get it for around $280. I want to know what if any conserns I could be facing going with it. That or should I go with XT 760 or XT770.

    Reason I am thinking about the M960 is well it XTR crank so it has a nice bling factor on it and I can get it for about the same price as I can the XT crank set. Just I have my worries that it M960 has issues.

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    960 XTR cranks are fine if installed correctly. However, the chainrings have a unique BCD which will be harder to get replacements for than XT.

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    is it hard to install compared to other cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless
    is it hard to install compared to other cranks?
    No harder than installing the current LX and XT cranksets. I can't imagine it being any easier to install.

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    I am oh so very torn on trying to deside what to do. I have to choose by friday

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    Bought a used one during the winter. I've ridden it quite a bit this season. Previously, I had a Raceface Evolve XC with ISIS bottom bracket. The bottom line? The XTR is way stiffer, way cooler looking, a bit lighter, and far smoother. There's no comparison. I've never regretted my decision to get it. Oh, and as long as you have the BB installation tool (around $10 - 15), installation is very simple. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfT
    Bought a used one during the winter. I've ridden it quite a bit this season. Previously, I had a Raceface Evolve XC with ISIS bottom bracket. The bottom line? The XTR is way stiffer, way cooler looking, a bit lighter, and far smoother. There's no comparison. I've never regretted my decision to get it. Oh, and as long as you have the BB installation tool (around $10 - 15), installation is very simple. Hope this helps!
    yeah it does. I going to be ordering the tool along with my crank.
    Debating if I need a crank puller to pull out damaged Shimano FCM-341-8, Octalink Spline that the new crank is replacing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless
    yeah it does. I going to be ordering the tool along with my crank.
    Debating if I need a crank puller to pull out damaged Shimano FCM-341-8, Octalink Spline that the new crank is replacing
    Mine came with the tool and the crank in the box from Shimano

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    double post...
    Last edited by santacruzer; 08-01-2007 at 02:38 PM.

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    If you haven't done it before, Here is a link with all the information you need for installation.

    Ronnie.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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