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    Truvativ Crankset vs XTR

    What are the advantages of the XTR M960 crankset over the TRUVATIV FIREX Team?

    Prices: (Note this is all referenced off of jensonusa.com.)
    XTR -- $460
    TRUVATIVE -- $100.00

    Weight
    XTR -- 797 grams
    TRUVATIVE -- 660 grams

    Why would one buy the XTR over the truvativ? Just curious.

    Thanks -- mike --

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibud2
    What are the advantages of the XTR M960 crankset over the TRUVATIV FIREX Team?

    Prices: (Note this is all referenced off of jensonusa.com.)
    XTR -- $460
    TRUVATIVE -- $100.00

    Weight
    XTR -- 797 grams
    TRUVATIVE -- 660 grams

    Why would one buy the XTR over the truvativ? Just curious.

    Thanks -- mike --
    Well for starters the XTR uses the new ungodly stiff intergrated Hollowtech bottom bracket, so the weight as measured INCLUDES the BB. The Truvative does not account for the weight of the BB (figure 250g) I do think XTR is redicuously overpriced, however.

    I have used Truvativ cranksets, and quite frankly I think they suck. I have had good results and durability with Shimano LX and XT at a reasonable price. The Tru's seem pretty flexy and don't always seem to shift as cleanly as the Shimano counter parts. Recently, we have had problems with their square taper non-drive side arms rounding out.
    bike dude, velocity employee (this is my personal account)

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