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    Why do nearly all MTB groupos have the letter "X"?

    XTR
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    Seriously, what's the deal?

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    Respect.

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    Xtreme.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post


    Respect.
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    Don't forget LX, X.7, X.5, Xone, Xaint...


    Really don't know, but "gruppo's belong on road bikes"
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    I'm also unaware of an italian mtb group set.

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    ...... or XX or XY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrederickH View Post
    ...... or XX...
    This one has been mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Don't forget LX, X.7, X.5, Xone, Xaint...


    Really don't know, but "gruppo's belong on road bikes"
    ok so what do you call them? groups? groupsets? parts?
    I'm new to mountain biking after years of road cycling. All the Xs have been a real shock to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    I'm also unaware of an italian mtb group set.
    Campagnolo made mountain bike groupos from 89-94, but they kinda sucked from what I hear.

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    ... SLX, STX, DX, ...

    There are also some "road" groups with an X: RX100, RSX, ...

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    cause mtn biking is ****ing XTREME

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambutrol View Post
    ok so what do you call them? groups? groupsets? parts?
    I'm new to mountain biking after years of road cycling. All the Xs have been a real shock to me.



    Campagnolo made mountain bike groupos from 89-94, but they kinda sucked from what I hear.
    Call 'em what you want. You'll get crap from us either way. I'm pretty hard to get along with

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Call 'em what you want. You'll get crap from us either way. I'm pretty hard to get along with
    how about "Xsets"?

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    Hmmmm, I don't think there's any triple X components, are there?

    Sounds like a marketing opportunity!
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    Next thing from Zoke

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    Latent Christianity, similar to latent homosexuality...
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    Why do all the aliens begin with Z? Zorg, Zot, Zootron etc.. an how come we never see James Black and Barry White sitting down at breakfast together and where the hell is wonglepong anyway? Just askin....
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    Probably a referrence to cross, as in cross country; XC.

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    Speaking of which why do they call it cross country? Its not like you are going across the country.

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    Dw chel, we all love you really...

    I think groupsets is best, gruppos is more of a italian road bike group set term (ask the roadies if you want to clarify, I think I'm right).

    The cross country bit depends on your use of the country. I think in this use it means "that area of land which is not part of a city of town".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambutrol View Post
    ok so what do you call them? groups? groupsets? parts?
    Or components. Plain English works in the no-nonsense world of MTBs just fine.

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