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    2011 x9 vs xt drive train

    Has anyone figured out the difference in weight between a 3x10 shimano xt and a 3x10 sram x9 drivetrain? (By drivetrain, i mean cranks, chainrings, front and rear derailleurs, cassette, chain and shifters...)

    I ask because xt builds tend to be much more expensive than x9 builds. Because i find the difference in performance between brands to be negligable, i tend towards x9....

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    For the record, i am deciding between standard builds on an Ibis HD. The x9 build is much cheaper....

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    I've only looked at some individual components and not all of it but when I was comparing the 2 levels they were all very close, sometimes within single digit grams, until you got to the cassette, if I remember right the X9 10 speed cassette was 40-60 gr lighter than the XT equivalent.
    I'm running 1x10 with a mix of XT and SLX and its light, affordable, and works great. I ran 1x9 X9 on my EMD and it was great as well but the shifting seems smoother on the XT/SLX stuff I have now.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    I've only looked at some individual components and not all of it but when I was comparing the 2 levels they were all very close, sometimes within single digit grams, until you got to the cassette, if I remember right the X9 10 speed cassette was 40-60 gr lighter than the XT equivalent.
    I'm running 1x10 with a mix of XT and SLX and its light, affordable, and works great. I ran 1x9 X9 on my EMD and it was great as well but the shifting seems smoother on the XT/SLX stuff I have now.
    The claimed weight for the X9 cassette (which is usually very close), is 359g for a 12-36. My 11-36 XT weight 330g.

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    I stand corrected, I must have been comparing X0 or something.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    ended up (crudely) doing the math based on info from shimano and sram websites. x9 weighed 40g more

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