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    Crankset help to go with XT M8000

    So the wife has just came home with a few bits as a Christmas gift to me.

    XTR M9000 11sp shifter
    XT M8000 11sp RD
    XT M8000 11sp rear Cassette and chain.

    So anyone want to recommend me a good Crankset to go with this?

    I have a few ideas in my head but just thought I'd ask incase I've missed anything.

    Should I stick to the M8000 or save a bit more for the M9000 (is it worth the extra) or go with somthing like Race Face cranks and an oval chainring?


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    doesn't mattter really. i'm using slx 2x with ab oval as 1x with m8000
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    Maybe you want to consider:

    - With reference to the (NDS) crank arm / spindle interface, Shimano's clamp-on design to me seems smarter than the press-on / pull-off designs of most other brands (though crank pullers often are integrated, you still usually need a big allen key for those while Shimano requires only a tiny 5 mm key). I have a FC-M980* for some 5 years and do like the ease of (dis-)assembly.

    - With reference to the spindle / ball bearing interface, plastic sleeve designs to me seem smarter than any metal-on-metal design. (Again, the Shimano FC-M980* is great in this respect as the spindle sits firmly in the plastic sleeves but though no mallet is required to pull out the spindle.)

    - With reference to the chain ring / DS crank arm interface, I am not happy with the fact that Shimano have created this new asymmetrical 4-Arm design (which is not compatible with chain ring designs which were in place).

    *) To my knowledge FC-M8000, FC-M9000 and FC-M980 are similar in design with respects to the points mentioned.

    - In any case find out what kind of BB shell your frame has and which BB type is required (and whether the crank set of your choice will fit in).

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    Thanks for the replies.

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    What kind of crank do you currently have?

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