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    crankset

    what's the difference between the newest 2007 XTR vs. XT? What else compares well?
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    Around $300 and 100 grams

    The XT Cranks are on Jenson for $271. They weigh 860 grams.
    The XTR are on Jenson for $549. They weigh 770 grams.

    So for an additional $278 you save 90 grams. Are they stiffer? Sure. Are they stronger? Sure. Are the XTR bearings smoother? Sure. Are you really going to notice the difference? Highly unlikely. The XT stuff is super stiff and very smooth and you can buy two of them for what the XTR would cost you.

    Now if you want to compare current XT to last year's XTR, where you can grab an '06 XTR crankest for $299, that's a whole different story; thery're 797 grams, so still lighter than XT, and it's worth well over the $28 difference in price. Not to mention how sweet the '06 cranks look . . . .

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    '06 Xtr

    Quote Originally Posted by MTJ
    The XT Cranks are on Jenson for $271. They weigh 860 grams.
    The XTR are on Jenson for $549. They weigh 770 grams.

    So for an additional $278 you save 90 grams. Are they stiffer? Sure. Are they stronger? Sure. Are the XTR bearings smoother? Sure. Are you really going to notice the difference? Highly unlikely. The XT stuff is super stiff and very smooth and you can buy two of them for what the XTR would cost you.

    Now if you want to compare current XT to last year's XTR, where you can grab an '06 XTR crankest for $299, that's a whole different story; thery're 797 grams, so still lighter than XT, and it's worth well over the $28 difference in price. Not to mention how sweet the '06 cranks look . . . .

    Thanks! Ought Six XTR sounds like the winner
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    Warning

    M960 XTR has a unique BCD!

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    New question here. huh?

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    M960 XTR has a unique BCD!

    BCD? What tis dis?
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    Bcd

    Bolt Circle Diameter ... the bolt diameter on the chainrings. 2006 (M960) XTR has a unique BCD 146mm/102mm/64mm for the 3 rings.

    Current XT and 2007 (M970) XTR have the defacto std 4 bolt 104mm (big and middle ring) and 64mm granny BCD.

    If you go with M960 XTR you're adopting a non-std ring size. I also hear M960 XTR middle rings wear fast!

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    They look nice, but the reason I didn't go for '06 XTR was due to the above BCD reasons and you can't easily take off the big ring for a bashguard due to the arms of the crank.

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    you can get replacement rings here for 2006 xtr

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Chainring.aspx
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    Also, you can get teh 07 XTR for $370 and the XT for like $160 from chainreaction... they have free shipping to the US as well.

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