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    Are 2012 XT cranks stronger than 2012 XTR cranks?

    I am getting my buddy an Ibis HD and I was wondering are the 2012 XT physically stronger than the XTR setup?
    I'm doing this for a buddy who dropped 120 lbs, and he has another 50-60 or so according to him but he was on my HD yesterday with my xtr gear, but for someone who weighs 290 as of right now, will either crank be strong enough for him. He's 44 years old, and has great cardio as he has worked out for over a year to get to his target weight, and was able to bomb down the hills and jumps pretty good, and as a gift I am getting him an HD for his troubles, so that he can ride with myself and his son who I ride with all the time. Any and all opinions are greatly appreciated.

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    I think both would be strong enough however if he weighs 290 the reduced weight of the XTR is going to mean next to nothing. If he's not going to be racing or anything I would stick with XT or maybe even SLX would prob be good enough (or X7 / X9)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJon View Post
    I think both would be strong enough however if he weighs 290 the reduced weight of the XTR is going to mean next to nothing. If he's not going to be racing or anything I would stick with XT or maybe even SLX would prob be good enough (or X7 / X9)
    I was hoping to get the 10 speed system. I think the 2012 xt has that as well.

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    Yes it does - so does the SLX. I'm sure somone will correct me if I am wrong with this - I think they even do a basic Deore 10 speed now

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    At my heaviest I went 289 without gear (currently 260 and on the road to 220) and I've ridden XT cranks for the last 12 years. The XTR is double the price and I don't see there being much of a benefit other than bling factor and a little weight savings. The XT are extremely durable and I've never had a single problem with any of them. I also have a second heavy trail bike I recently built that I set up with the new SLX cranks. These are every bit as strong and stiff as the XT and there are great deals for these to be had at Blue Sky Cycling (available in 9 and 10 speed). I'm not sure I'm sold on 10 speed at this point, though. I have a friend who's riding the new Shimano 10 speed that goes around 250 ready to ride, and he's broken three chains in a very short period of time (not sure if they were XTR level chains or not).

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    Cool, thanks guys.

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