Old 07-01-20, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Santa Cruz has a deal with SRAM, so almost everything is spec-ed with SRAM components, and my guess is the XT stuff costs them more. Given the hell-disaster that SRAM GX 12-speed and the brakes have been for us, I personally would choose the XT. Where I live (Santa Cruz), it seems like everyone has one of these bikes. You pay a lot for the label and the frame warranty.
I think I would have appreciated the XT components but not for an extra $1k. I could almost buy all of that stuff in addition to the components that come on the bike for the extra $1k.
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