Hello all, this is my first post.
Yesterday, I took my 21 speed 2002 hotrock hardtail down a trail here in Alaska, called Pipeline Pass. It is a pretty intense trail for a hardtail and I managed to bend all three crank gears. I am in need of a new set, and it looked like from using the search feature the Shimano XT series are very popular. However, with my bike being a 5 year old bike and being a hardtail I dont want to sink a bunch of money into this bike. I plan on purchasing a full suspension bike next year. So my question is, has anyone tried the Shimano Deore FC-M350 Crankset? Would this be a good purchase for the price?