What level of componentry do you generally use to replace your drivetrain?

Boutique CNC machined stuff no one has heard of
3
3%
X.0/XTR
16
15%
X.9/XT/Saint
68
63%
X.7/Deore/SLX
9
8%
X.5/Alivio or lower
1
1%
Whatever I can afford
7
6%
A BMX chain and two cogs
1
1%
You're supposed to replace your drivetrain?
3
3%
 
Total voters : 108

Postby LeeChungSoo on Sat 13/Sep/08 5:58pm

I replace mine with x7 could Im too poor to afford better.
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Postby MattV on Sat 13/Sep/08 6:12pm

Depends. Rear derailleur XT. Front derailleur LX. Shifters LX.
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Postby HuntawayFR on Sat 13/Sep/08 6:37pm

Conners wrote:
HuntawayFR wrote:
Butch wrote:
HuntawayFR wrote:
slowMTB wrote:
yakuza wrote:
HuntawayFR wrote:
slowMTB wrote: Run what ever came with the bike. If it claps out then will throw another one of "those" at it.

Only bit of advice worth its salt - when you get a new steed, pop the seals on ALL the bearings and pack em full of fresh grease - they will last for years :thumbsup:

:crazy:
unless they are sealed bearings of course, which means you've just fucked the seal by poping it off, so water & shit can get in :thumbsup:
Wrong.

If you read the latest NZMTB mag, they show you how to grease sealed bearings


Thanks yakuza - these wippets have much to learn grass hopper :paranoid:
thats why wippets read NZMTB mag, & real mountain bikers read SPOKE ;) :p ;) :p


So you read mba? :p

use to, back in the mid 90's when I was the only MTB mag around

Wrong.
MBR and MountainBiker International were at their best in the mid 90s.
Oh, and what about NZBIKE? If you were a real mountainbiker back then you would've read that...

I wasn't a real mountain biker back then......I was a cocky, annoying little grom :p
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Postby mudguard on Sat 13/Sep/08 6:43pm

I just bought MBA, I always do, comes a bit more regulally than Dirt, which I seem to buy three mags in a month, then none for six months!

I really should suscribe and I really want the new Saint shifters/mech/cranks...
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Postby HuntawayFR on Sat 13/Sep/08 6:45pm

slowMTB wrote:
Conners wrote:
HuntawayFR wrote:
Butch wrote:
HuntawayFR wrote:
slowMTB wrote:
yakuza wrote:
HuntawayFR wrote:
slowMTB wrote: Run what ever came with the bike. If it claps out then will throw another one of "those" at it.

Only bit of advice worth its salt - when you get a new steed, pop the seals on ALL the bearings and pack em full of fresh grease - they will last for years :thumbsup:

:crazy:
unless they are sealed bearings of course, which means you've just fucked the seal by poping it off, so water & shit can get in :thumbsup:
Wrong.

If you read the latest NZMTB mag, they show you how to grease sealed bearings


Thanks yakuza - these wippets have much to learn grass hopper :paranoid:
thats why wippets read NZMTB mag, & real mountain bikers read SPOKE ;) :p ;) :p


So you read mba? :p

use to, back in the mid 90's when I was the only MTB mag around

Wrong.
MBR and MountainBiker International were at their best in the mid 90s.
Oh, and what about NZBIKE? If you were a real mountainbiker back then you would've read that...


Its OK, I can't read :blush: . Tell me "HuntawayFR" - are you actually from Edendale down Southland way?

yes of course, 666 mockfest rd RD1 Edendale, Southland ;) :p ;) :p
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Postby BenB on Tue 2/Dec/08 2:36pm

What are the shimano shadow slx dérailleurs like? I'm either going to go with x7 shifter/x.9 mech, or slx all round. Opinions? :eh:
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Postby shmoodiver on Tue 2/Dec/08 2:45pm

8 speed all the way, reliable and cheap like the budgie, but it's all xt except for the cassette whuch is xtr titanium :love:
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Postby Nick_K on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:21pm

shmoodiver wrote: 8 speed all the way, reliable and cheap like the budgie, but it's all xt except for the cassette whuch is xtr titanium :love:


Schmoodiver speaks the truth. If you need gears 8 speed is more than enough.
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Postby shmoodiver on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:25pm

BenB wrote: What are the shimano shadow slx dérailleurs like? I'm either going to go with x7 shifter/x.9 mech, or slx all round. Opinions? :eh:


got xt shadow on my bike and i rate it
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Postby ThingOne on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:30pm

Nick_K wrote:
shmoodiver wrote: 8 speed all the way, reliable and cheap like the budgie, but it's all xt except for the cassette whuch is xtr titanium :love:


Schmoodiver speaks the truth. If you need gears 8 speed is more than enough.


But but.. its 1 less than 9.. so cant be better..
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Postby Conners on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:33pm

:pmob: So a 26lb bike is better than a 25lb bike? :sneaky:
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Postby ThingOne on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:36pm

Conners wrote: :pmob: So a 26lb bike is better than a 25lb bike? :sneaky:


Downhill yes.. Your'e getting it...
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Postby specializedman on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:49pm

I just found out that I replace my chains with XTR...
It turns out that my LBS only stocks XTR/ Durace.
anything else is just too shit for the use that I give my bikes.
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Postby shmoodiver on Tue 2/Dec/08 3:58pm

if you want a chain thats going to last, get campag
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Postby Spokes on Tue 2/Dec/08 4:10pm

shmoodiver wrote: if you want a chain thats going to last, get campag


What about Rolhoff?
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