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Shimano T6000 & M6000 compatibility

Old 04-22-20, 06:10 AM
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Shimano T6000 & M6000 compatibility

I've planned on buying a new bike in the next 2 weeks. Settled for either MTB Nakamura Catch 7.9 ( M6000 for 600€ ) or TREKKING Cube Nature exc ( T6000 for 750€ )
What I like about the Catch is, in my opinion, a better fork ( Suntour XCR-32 AIR 100mm vs. SR Suntour NEX HLO 63mm on the Cube ) and obviously the 150€ savings.
What I like about the Cube is the crankset, 48/36/26 vs. 36/26 on the Catch.

I've been riding fairly often for a couple of years now and I know for a fact that a friend with the exact same ratios ( 11-36 ) on his MTB is too easy for me. Since I've already checked the Shimano page about FD-M6025 and figured the stated biggest cog is 38T realised I might need a new FD.
Question is, could I get a T6000 crankset with the 48/36/26, buy the 3 speed FD, T6000 aswell and keep everything else from the M6000 lineup or even better, would it be possible to replace the 36/26 2speed M6000 with the bigger rings 48/38, diffrence is the same ( 10t ) but the highest ring si 10t over the stated max on the shimano page.

Forgot to mention, my current max on a bike is 40/11, it's an older 21 speed alivio configuration.

Thanks for the help.

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IMHO....If you are considering buying a bike you think you are going to upgrade soon after getting it, then look harder for a model with what you want. And up the budget by what your upgrade will cost including tools and time spent.

For gearing, you need to consider what you have now, what ratios you use the most and what extremes do you occasionally need. Then find an online gear calculator and compare ratios and gain. I frequently use https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios I does what I want, so I've not looked around to see if any others present the info better. A con is since you only put in the min/max sizes, you get a lot of info for gears you don't have. However a pro for that site is that it's quick to set up for the same reason as it's con, you only have to enter min/max gears.
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