Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    60
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    xtr cranks and der.

    anybody else running xtr cranks and front and rear derailuers? all the cx bikes i see have road cranks. just curious.

  2. #2
    I Love My Dream
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,003
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm running mostly XT, XTR is a bit of over kill for my purposes. I went with a road crank instead of mountain. For the same cost a road crank is lighter and narrower resulting in a better chain line for my cross bike that has 130mm rear spacing not 135mm mountain bike spacing. Mountain bike cranks don't provide as many chainring size choices either.
    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

  3. #3
    cs1
    cs1 is offline
    Senior Member cs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Clev Oh
    My Bikes
    Specialized, Schwinn
    Posts
    6,226
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hbsyncro View Post
    anybody else running xtr cranks and front and rear derailuers? all the cx bikes i see have road cranks. just curious.
    Most cross bikes I've seen are using road parts quite successfully. IMO XTR is nice but overkill. Heck 105 works as well as Ultegra and it's cheaper. Good luck on whatever you choose.
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

  4. #4
    .
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    My Bikes
    2010 Moots Psychlo-x ybb, 2013 Soma ES, 89 Trek 950
    Posts
    3,731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The MTB XTR crank doesn't make much sense for cross racing. The best setup I've seen is a single chainring up front. Most race oriented cross bikes come with a cross compact double. This is not a road crank as you'd spin out of it going anywhere over 30 mph.
    An MTB crank would be even worse and in most cross racing, it's faster to dismount and run than it would be to try and climb a hill.
    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

  5. #5
    Senoir Membre Rosso Corsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Centurion Le Mans, Bianchi Sport, Trek 3500
    Posts
    424
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MTB hubs and 9 speed chain, the rest road/cross stuff for me.
    As long as I breathe, I attack.
    Read my Blog!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    60
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i guess i should have been more specific in the original post. i ALREADY have xtr cranks, fd and rd. bought the bike like that so i guess its not overkill. i am running two chainrings. the granny ring spot is empty. this is my main bike and two rings seem to work well (i do ride it on the road). got it up to 45 mph the other day and continuing to pedal was not on my mind. big ring says r-48 and small ring says m9 r 36. i did a couple of races last season and it worked fine keeping it on the 36 ring, although i don't know that much about cross. cassette is an ultegra 12-27. i like the xtr components on my bike, especially because i seem to be the only one who has em. i bought the bike used (barely) and it was an insane deal. specialized s-works m4, not sure what year, but its probably at least 5 years old. my favorite ride is on the road for 15 miles, turn off and do a 20 mile dirt loop and then return on the road.

  7. #7
    .
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    My Bikes
    2010 Moots Psychlo-x ybb, 2013 Soma ES, 89 Trek 950
    Posts
    3,731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Post a pic, we'd like to see it.

    Yeah, looks like it's setup just like any other cross bike then. That XTR stuff is pretty light also. While I wouldn't go out and build a bike this way, no sense in changing it. Especially if it works.
    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •