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Old 09-25-05, 03:48 PM   #1
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I own a 2001 Giant NRS 3 and the drivetrain(cassette, crank, and chain) is getting old and worn out. I was wondering what company i should go with for the drivetrain. I'm debating between Shimano, Race Face or Sram. I just put new shimano xt 9 speed shifters and shimano xt front derrailler. I do mountain bike races and I'm starting to do some more competitive and challenging stuff, if that will influence your opinion. I also don't want to overspend.
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I think u should ask many people for there opinion for they might know more than me
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i think sram is the way to go, ive been running a rear x.7 all summer and ive never had a problem(also sram chain and cassette).
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It'll depend on your budget (and if you have any weight targets), especially for the crank. You don't have to stay with one specific company for all of the components...I have a mix of all three you described, Race Face crank, Shimano chain and SRAM cassette.
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i think sram is the way to go, ive been running a rear x.7 all summer and ive never had a problem(also sram chain and cassette).
I've been getting great performance from my X.9 rear but I don't think he was asking about rear derailleurs...he wouldn't be able to run a SRAM rear derailleur because of his new XT shifters.
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