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    Where's the fire sale 9sp stuff?

    Now that the Shimano 10sp parts are entering the market, I'd expect to se the 9sp stuff at low low prices. I've seen some discounts, but nothing that makes me rip out the credit card.

    Has anyone seen, oh, say, XT cranks for a reasonable price?
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    Performance has 'em for $200.

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    I bought new Sram X0 trigger shifters off eBay for $90 a set recently. At that price I bought 3 pairs and upgraded a couple of bikes.

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    shimano and sram are still fully supporting 9 speed, its not going to be blown out this year.

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    Shimano for Deore is staying 9 speeds. Alivio is going to 9 speeds.

    SRAM is producing an XX equivalent cassette for 9 speeds already, its only available thus far as an 11-32 but its very very light.

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    So $200 for XT cranks IS the reasonable price....I am so freakin' cheap.
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    chainlove.com had started to have some X0, X9, and XT stuff pop up lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantB
    So $200 for XT cranks IS the reasonable price....I am so freakin' cheap.
    Jenson has LX for $85.

    Yah - I'm cheap too. Still running my 10-year old XT cranksets that I got for $99 back in the Octalink days...

    Dunno if there will be a fire sale. Seeing as they're changing to 10sp, there will be a 9sp market for a long time to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantB
    So $200 for XT cranks IS the reasonable price....I am so freakin' cheap.
    yep, list price is $350 I have no plans to spend near that much on a crankset either.

    SLX is a very good "compromise"... the arms weigh the same as XT, XT just has fancier rings that weigh less.

    The LX that forkboy linked to is a really good deal too. I've picked up two in the last month

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    Jenson has LX for $85.

    Yah - I'm cheap too. Still running my 10-year old XT cranksets that I got for $99 back in the Octalink days...

    Dunno if there will be a fire sale. Seeing as they're changing to 10sp, there will be a 9sp market for a long time to come.
    Nice deal thanks

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    The flood waters still haven't receded from the tears of the 8 speed crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    The flood waters still haven't receded from the tears of the 8 speed crowd.
    Well played. But seriously, besides eBay, where can I get some 8-speed components?
    I just scored some SRAM Rocket gripshifts on eBay.

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    the world going 10spd any time soon is about as likely as everyone buying 29ers. people who made the switch will swear its the best thing that ever happened to the bicycle. everyone else will smile, nod, and keep on riding our old s#!t.

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