Should can I reuse some parts on my new Santa Cruz Chameleon?-
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  1. #1
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    New question here. Should can I reuse some parts on my new Santa Cruz Chameleon?


    Long time lurker on MTBR and would love some input from the community if possible.

    I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Santa Cruz Chameleon 29 R. I'm a little concerned about the chain ring is comes with and spinning out as most of my daily riding will be bombing the streets in Santa Monica.

    I am replacing a 2009 Marin Team issue where I cracked my second frame (Marin no longer honors lifetime warranties since ownership change).

    Two years ago I replaced the drivetrain with a XT M8000 group set and has minimal wear. I'm wondering if some of the XT items are transferable or even better than the newer SRAM Eagle NX that it ships with. Also I know that the 2x11 wont work on the new bike but perhaps I should grab a XT crank with a 34T chainring if it would fit or maybe just buy a new chainring.

    Any help / advise would be greatly appreciated!

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    Just put a new larger ring on it. What crank is it, Sram or RF? Either way, just get a new ring that fits.
    What, me worry?

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    ^^^^ LR said what I would say...put on a larger chain ring.
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    IMO - XT is better than NX, so I would transfer some items and sell the new parts to get back some of your money.

    Get a bigger chainring

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