- Dear Shimano – can we please have silver cranks again
I want to change my old (although it looks new) M770 chainset for the new XT one so I can fit a 30T ovalized chainring and ditch the granny. Trouble is, some genius has put paint on them. I don’t like paint on bikes…at least not on the parts of bikes that get smashed with rocks all the time (cranks, frames etc).
Putting paint on cranks is just silly. Please sort it out Shimano so I can give you some money.
rant overPosted 3 years ago
Just buy these: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-xt-m780-10-speed-triple-chainset/rp-prod67199Posted 3 years ago
104mm PCD which is same as the AB (32T) one I’m running on my XTR M970NorthwindSubscriber
Never really understood why on day 1, my SLX and my XTR looked more or less the same but on day 1.25 the XTRs were starting to scuff up… They know what to do, they just choose not to, and apparently it’s more desirable for your cranks to look crap the more expensive they are
(OK but secretly I quite like it, there’s something nice about posh kit that looks ****ed)Posted 3 years ago
Very kind of you Steve. I probably could manage but Iv set the Liteville up with the 30T oval and I like the fact that I have more than one climbing gear (especially with the soft as cheese alu 42T ring on the SRAM cassette I use).
Id like to do the same thing with the Tracer which is a bit of a boat anchor – but not spend as much money. Think I’ll keep the granny for now – its perfectly adequate – just seems a while since I bought any bike bits 🙄Posted 3 years ago
He falls off, especially in the snow on Long Myndd
That was 2 weeks ago but does rather prove the point – me and my bike both fell quite a substantial way off the side of the Mynd….the paint-less bike has not a mark on it where as I still can barely walk!…. Hence the pointless browsing of parts I don’t need to alleviate the boredom!Posted 3 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Silver every time. Agree that black cranks look crap in next to no time.
I’ve stuck with the silver xt 104bcd cranks on my 301 and settled for a 32t oval (works components).
The 601 came with X01 carbon cranks. Great because you can stick a 30t spiderless oval on there. I suspect they may not be so great looking though once they’ve been battered to hell and back.Posted 3 years agorobdobMember
I’ve never understood black components. Bare aliminium always looks great and can be made new again with a few minutes polishing if you want to. Black anodised or painted stuff always look cack after a few rides. You would have thought they would consider what the components are being used for and not give them such a shoddy coating if they want them to be black.
And why paint something which won’t rust in the first place? Yeah paint steel but why bother with alloy?Posted 3 years ago
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