New XTR cranks – question
My race fave next SL cranks have started to come apart at the spindle so need something to replace them. I don’t have a receipt so no warranty and I don’t want to throw good money after bad.
So thinking about the new XTR cranks but have a couple of questions
– will the narrow Q factor 9100s work with a 148mm boost rear end?
– can you buy after market Chain rings that are compatible with normal 11 speed chains (I don’t want to have to replace chain and cassette)?
WoodyPosted 8 months ago
The chainline is the same on both the 9100 and 9120 – it’s the Q-factor that differs.
It depends on chainstay profile rather than dropout dimensions. If you have 8mm or more clearance between chainstay and pedal boss on current cranks then you’re probably OK.
Plenty people making aftermarket rings to suit, but all I’ve seen have been 12 spd hyperglide+ versions. Likely to be something though?Posted 8 months ago
Not seen any 11s rings, but you can use a 12s chain on a 11s cassette fine – it’s what I’m doing. 9120 cranks, Absolute Black oval ring, Shimano 12s chain, Sram X01 cassette. Works lovely.Posted 8 months ago
Looks like I’ll need at least a new chain thenPosted 8 months ago
I know slightly different, but Had the 9020 cranks (non-boost) and they didn’t work when my rear triangle was warrantied for a boost version as that was all that was available. 34T front ring made contact with the chain stay. Free rear triangle, but had to buy new cranks and rear hub, but I guess the bike is now future proofed for now at leastPosted 8 months ago
I saw some XT cranks for sale so looked into it and found a wolftooth chainring that fit them and came in 11 spied profile. Was £80 though and no chance I’m paying that for something as wearable!!Posted 8 months ago
12spd rings will run 11 chains just fine I’d expect. Backwards compatibility normally worksPosted 8 months ago
I fitted the narrow q factor xtr cranks (are they m9100?) on my scandal but they arms hit the chain stay. The wider q factor ones worked (are they m9120)
They aren’t the boost versions but work OK but I’m running 10 speed on my winter bike.
I think I’m currently running a black spire nw oval chain ring from crc that was £35.Posted 8 months ago
I thought the 12 speed stuff was single chainline, 52mm, neither boost nor non-boost.Posted 8 months ago
I think the wider q factor ones (9120) are what they refer to as their boost ones for 148mm although they also say that the narrow Q factor ones work for 142 and 148.
I guess the question is about rear stay shape and whether it’ll catch or not.
Is the black spire ring for standard narrow/wide or the new Shimano profile?Posted 8 months ago
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