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Old 06-20-09, 12:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-20-09, 12:20 PM   #2
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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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...... or XX...
This one has been mentioned.
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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"
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.

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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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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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Old 06-20-09, 06:51 PM   #13
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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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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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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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