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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Bikes: Cannondale T800, Schwinn Voyageur
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9 speed XTR vs. XT hub, worth the extra $?
I'm having a wheel built up for my touring bike, which takes a 135 mm MTB hub, and am looking at the XTR available at performance at the moment (8/9 speed, non-disc). It's about twice the price of the XT rear hub, and I was wondering how much difference there was in the quality of the bearings and seals, and whether the upcharge is worth considering.
Sorry if this has been asked a billion times, tried searching but got about five thousand times the hit count one could reasonably sort through.