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    XTR M-985 Cranks at BackCountry.com

    Shimano XTR 2x10 Hollowtech II FC-M985 Race Crankset | Backcountry.com

    BackCountry.com has the m985 crankset (28/40 175mm) on sale for $216.98. Haven't seen them this low before!

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    Cheaper than their XT crankset double... haha.

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    XTR M-985 Cranks at BackCountry.com

    That's a good buy.
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    Great price !

    Too bad I got mine already

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    Bought one even tho already have xt on 2 bike and xtr on one. Very nice price

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    Very tempting... I've never seen them this low. Backcountry has a decent return policy.
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    The 88BCD is oddball though. Would be great for 1X10 or 1X11 with the Wolftooth rings (wish they'd make a 28T though). But for 2X, keep in mind you can't go < 28T for the inner ring on these cranks. The typical Shimano 2X models have a 64BCD inner so you can run 26, 24, or 22.

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    awesome deal. Thanks

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    Does anyone know if this will work with Shimano's new 11 speed stuff?
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    XTR M-985 Cranks at BackCountry.com

    good post, thanks!
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    XTR M-985 Cranks at BackCountry.com

    Quote Originally Posted by FireLikeIYA View Post
    Does anyone know if this will work with Shimano's new 11 speed stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireLikeIYA View Post
    Does anyone know if this will work with Shimano's new 11 speed stuff?
    Depends on the meaning of "work with."

    If you want to mount an M9000 chainring onto these cranks, the answer is no. These M985 cranks use a single 88mm BCD while the M9000 cranks use 64/96 BCD.**

    If you want to use the M985 cranks AND rings with an M9000 chain/cassette, then the answer is a "yes, but" sort of situation. There are no direct user reports yet, since the M9000 isn't out in the wild yet, but historically folks have gotten away with using chainrings that are +/- one speed from the chain they are using. The 11 speed chain is more narrow measured on the outer plates, but the tooth gap internal measurement differences are negligible enough that things will likely work OK.

    ** note the M9000 64/96 pattern is different than the M672/M782 64/96 pattern in that the spacing is asymmetric on the M9000, shaped like and X rather than a +

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    Quote Originally Posted by InertiaMan View Post
    Depends on the meaning of "work with."

    If you want to mount an M9000 chainring onto these cranks, the answer is no. These M985 cranks use a single 88mm BCD while the M9000 cranks use 64/96 BCD.**

    If you want to use the M985 cranks AND rings with an M9000 chain/cassette, then the answer is a "yes, but" sort of situation. There are no direct user reports yet, since the M9000 isn't out in the wild yet, but historically folks have gotten away with using chainrings that are +/- one speed from the chain they are using. The 11 speed chain is more narrow measured on the outer plates, but the tooth gap internal measurement differences are negligible enough that things will likely work OK.

    ** note the M9000 64/96 pattern is different than the M672/M782 64/96 pattern in that the spacing is asymmetric on the M9000, shaped like and X rather than a +
    Thank you for the reply. I feel like it's too good of a deal to pass up but the chainring sizing is too much for me. I was planning 10 speed 38/24 for my next build. I figure if this would work with Shimano 11 speed (when they start releasing XT) then it should be fine with a 11-40 rear cassette. Maybe i'll pass.
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    Wolftooth has good options for the 88BCD pattern, so if you're thinking of going 1X once the 40T cassettes are shipping, you have a good narrow/wide single ring alternative for these cranks.

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    Thanks for the tip. I just ordered mine and it said they have 111 in stock. Great with free shipping and no tax. Thanks again for the HOT tip.

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    Hope you guys used ebates or active junkie before ordering or you guys missed out on some extra cash back..

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    Quote Originally Posted by impulse2010 View Post
    Hope you guys used ebates or active junkie before ordering or you guys missed out on some extra cash back..
    Shop Discover has 5% cash back with backcountry as well.

    Edit: I went ahead and purchased one. 107 left. Not exactly flying off the shelf.
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    Any deals on the m980?
    Don't hate on the minivan!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doralswheels View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I just ordered mine and it said they have 111 in stock. Great with free shipping and no tax. Thanks again for the HOT tip.
    Ordered mine last sunday and received them today. Not bad from Uath to Calif. for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doralswheels View Post
    Ordered mine last sunday and received them today. Not bad from Uath to Calif. for free.
    I received mine today as well. These things are pretty darn light. I have a new set of SLX 38/26t cranks. Those weigh 854 grams. The XTR weighs in at 704g still wrapped in plastic with the instructions taped to the non drive side leg.
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    It looks like the price is back up to $339.99
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    Price is down to $254.99.

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    I see $239.99
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    Price is down to $254.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mces View Post
    I see $239.99
    It goes to $254.99 when added to cart.
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