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Down side of XTR
« on: June 29, 2009, 03:38:38 PM »
Replacement parts are out of this world expensive! Several months ago I broke a drive side crank arm on my XTR cranks.$220 just for the crank arm, no chainrings,hardware, or anything. Ended up putting the XTR's on a shelf and then bought a decent FSA set complete with BB for 2/3 the price of the single XTR crank arm. I guess XTR wasn't designed for the average Joe.
 
Just the other day I finally picked up a brand new XTR crank arm for like $40. Thanks ebay!
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 03:41:35 PM »
Note to self: Don't break the new XTR cranks I have on order.
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 03:52:30 PM »
Note to self: intercept TTT's shipments


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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 03:53:02 PM »
XT is sufficient for me, and much cheaper.

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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 03:58:46 PM »
XT is sufficient for me, and much cheaper.

I just walk, it's even cheaper than XT  :)


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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 03:59:25 PM »
Note to self: Don't break the new XTR cranks I have on order.

First component for the Tranny?
 
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 04:05:16 PM »
Note to self: intercept TTT's shipments
Ha!!  8)
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 04:07:04 PM »
First component for the Tranny?
No, it's going on the Mojo.
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 04:10:45 PM »
Yeah that thing is way too heavy, how the hell do you manage with XT cranks  :)


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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 04:14:24 PM »
Yeah that thing is way too heavy, how the hell do you manage with XT cranks  :)
Yep, way too heavy.   ;)
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 04:22:25 PM »
how the hell do you manage with XT cranks  :)
I blame the XT cranks for me not winning the sport (aka fun) class at the Urban Crit.  :D
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 04:32:42 PM »

I blame the XT cranks for me not winning the sport (aka fun) class at the Urban Crit.  :D

I did that race last year. You should blame the fact that professional triathletes were in the beginners class for you not winning, seriously. There were a *load of sandbaggers in those classes.


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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2009, 04:44:06 PM »
Yeah that thing is way too heavy, how the hell do you manage with XT cranks  :)
Yep, way too heavy.   ;)

So what is the acutal weight difference between XT and XTR?
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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2009, 04:52:11 PM »
Yeah that thing is way too heavy, how the hell do you manage with XT cranks  :)
Yep, way too heavy.   ;)

So what is the acutal weight difference between XT and XTR?

what is the rotational weight difference is a better question

it is magnified when it moves - I went XTR cranks and also went to a light shoe (shoes are rotational weight) and it made a big difference

I find it funny when I see people with super light bikes and carbon cranks and then wearing heavy shoes

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Re: Down side of XTR
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2009, 04:53:19 PM »
Yeah that thing is way too heavy, how the hell do you manage with XT cranks  :)
Yep, way too heavy.   ;)

So what is the acutal weight difference between XT and XTR?

Probably 20 grams.

I would make a generalization about color coders and those who say "[...] my whole drive train is XTR." However, I will save that generalization for an MTBR thread... Not to mention I am too busy collecting urine samples.
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