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    where do I buy shimano groupsets and wheels?

    I am looking to do a complete groupset. I have my eye on the XT 782 or SLX 762 or Deore 612. I like the gearing of the 22/30/40 crankset. I see 780,785,670,675,610,615 all over the place. My budget gets blown away if I have to buy a groupset and then a crank too. I'm kind of leaning towards the 612 set because the bike previously had an Alivio/X5/X7 3x9 setup and bottom basement Shimano hyd brakes. I like what I see in the Deore lineup, especially since it is less than half the price of XT with all of the features albeit at a higher weight. I could stand to lose another bike or 2 from around my midsection before I start to count grams.

    Also, where can I find the MT68 wheels? I saw many good reviews and have ridden the MT66 and thought they worked well, but I like wider rims.

    BTW - this is going on a Yelli Screamy with a Revelation XX fork. The FD is a direct mount XT that I got to clear a Trail King 29x2.4 so it is staying.

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    Any LBS that deals with Quality Bicycle should have what you want.

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    I am familiar with QBP. The retail price for plain Deore is more than XT through CRC. i was hoping to find a gray market wholesaler that sells SLX or Deore also. The wheels are a lost cause. I don't see them on Shimano's website.

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    CRC buys directly from Shimano and sells directly to the consumer. Quality buys directly from Shimano, but does not sell directly to the consumer. Must be purchased through your LBS if dealing with Shimano.


    As for a nice groupset, here is one I found on Ebay. And it's not my listing.

    Shimano Deore XT Cannondale WTB Build Kit Groupset MTB | eBay


    I was looking at this the other night for a possible future build.

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    I ended up with a Deore M612 crankset, Deore M615 RD, Deore 610 3x10 shifters, XT HG95 chain, and Deore HG50 cassette for $200 through CRC. I'll upgrade brakes and shifters later if I feel the need. I gave up on the MT68 wheels and ordered a set of WTB wheels from Velomine.

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