2×10 Xtr 10 speed or Sram xx1. Help me decide

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  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    Is your hub XX1 compatible?

    Answer = No. SRAM too bling.

    Go XT for most stuff and XTR for shifters.

    Do a clutch mech up in there too! (Whatever that means.)

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Oh aye- see if you can try before you buy, XTR shifters feel absolutely horrible to me- XT and Saint are nice though.

    ska-49
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    I’d personally go for XTR because the replacement parts are cheaper, its a proven system and I love XTR shifters. XTR will also give you a better range and only weighs a tiny amount more..

    If money was no issues I think I’d still get XTR. The freehub body for a ProII will set you back an additional £65. It all adds up..

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Hmmmm, I’d call my new XTR shifters….clunky. The action is positive ( especially with the clutch engaged…lovely lovely clutch) and definitely push button, but not a super slick smooth as I’d been led to believe. But they say XTR on them so I still do a little dance of joy. Obviously

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    Northwind – Member

    Oh aye- see if you can try before you buy, XTR shifters feel absolutely horrible to me- XT and Saint are nice though.

    Thank god I’m not the only one. I couldn’t stand the 10 speed XTR shifters.

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    Woh, that was quick. Got Pro2 evo’s so no probs on the wheel front 😀

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    Woh, that was quick. Got Pro2 evo’s so no probs on the wheel front 😀 running all Xtr at the mo, with a Raceface Sixc crank set. Are the 9 & 10 speed Xtr shifters that different as I don’t mind them. Deffo want a clutch rear mech. Love the idea of losing a shifter. How durable is the Xx1 ?

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    As above, totalled my 9 speed Xtr rear mech, the chain, cassette and chain rings are tired. It’s £lots more for the Sram is it worth it? 😐

    Premier Icon speedstar
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    Have some XX cranks for sale if you’re interested. 650g or so. I’ve got al SRAM on my bikes and so far it’s been fine. Saying that I have Shimano on my road bikes and they’ve also stayed the course. I think it depends how much you mistreat them tbh.

    maxtorque
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    Personally i’m amazed that anyone could “hate” their shifters? Mine? No idea, I just press a Button and the gears change! Is Blue better than Red? Or 4 better than 6? Nope, no idea either!

    jimification
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    XX1 looks great to me but are you willing to spend £300 every time you need a new cassette?

    Dave
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    Depends how often the cassette needs changing…

    reggiegasket
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    my 10spd XTR shifters certainly aren’t as slick as my 9spd XTR shifters (which are officially the best ever).

    If I was getting a full new drivetrain I’m not sure I’d go 10spd…

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    Thanks for the help guys, decided on 2×10 Xtr.Seems a waste to sell my Raceface Sixc crankset. All now ordered. Going to strip my frame and get it off to Triple S for powder coating on Monday. :mrgreen:

    b r
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    XX1 looks great to me but are you willing to spend £300 every time you need a new cassette?

    If it lasts as long as a normal cassette, which I can get 3 chains through, then it’d be about 8 months for me…

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