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What is "Custom Shimano" ?
I've been looking at a couple of bikes at the Specialized website and have come across this "Custom Shimano" label which I don't really understand. For example, this spec is from the Stumpjumper HT Expert Carbon:
CRANKSET: Custom Shimano FC-M762, 2pc., 15.5:170mm, others: 175mm
By the enumeration "FC-M762" I would think this is an XT-level part. However it doesn't say XT, not even on the part itself. It also doesn't say if the part is of Hollowtech II construction as the regular XT version of that part should be.
Here is the link
to the bike I'm using as an example. Most of the Specialized MTB's are like this however. They say Custom Shimano and an enumeration for the Crankset instead of Deore, or SLX, or something like that.
And here is the link
to a regular Shimano XT crankset.
So is this basically an XT crankset or is it different ?