That new black XT

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  • That new black XT
  • Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Has anyone got a 2012 black XT chainset on their bike?

    I was interested on how the finish had held up.

    I was thinking about fitting a 2012 black XT groupset to my new Potts frame to keep everything grey and black, but I was worried that the finish would look rubbish after a few rides.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Helicopter tape is your friend.

    GW
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    coloured crank arms are a stupid idea.

    iain1775
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    Officially black is not a colour

    GW
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    I **** hate officials!

    awh
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    “That’s right, Dougal. You see, ordinary shops sell what look like black socks, but if you look closely, you’ll see that they’re very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue”

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    awh – Member
    “That’s right, Dougal. You see, ordinary shops sell what look like black socks, but if you look closely, you’ll see that they’re very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue”

    We were laughing about that scene from Father Ted the other day; a classic 8)

    awh
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    🙂
    My 2012 silver XT cranks already have a polished section, I think its because I’m wearing my wider winter boots. It’ll depend on shoe, pedal, angle you set your cleats, quantity of mud…

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    awh – Member

    My 2012 silver XT cranks already have a polished section, I think its because I’m wearing my wider winter boots. It’ll depend on shoe, pedal, angle you set your cleats, quantity of mud…

    It’s probably safe to say then that the black ones will start to look a mess very quickly.

    munkyboy
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    Got black, 3 winter rides, now a smeary silver…..

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    I remember the black LX cranks years ago getting scuffed easily.

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    munkyboy – Member
    Got black, 3 winter rides, now a smeary silver…..

    That’s made my mind up, I’ll give them a miss.

    Cool, thanks guys.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    But the silver ones will look crap too. Just cover them, they’ll be fine then!

    Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    You’ve got to wonder why the manufacturers don’t put some sort of protective layer on them, haven’t you? The carbon SRAM crankset that came on my Camber scuffed straight away (I’d helitaped it but not the whole lot – more fool me, I guess…)

    Cable wear on headtubes and foot wear on cranks / seatstays is a given, unless you put some aftermarket protection on. But every new geared mountain bike seems to come with a chainstay protector these days, doesn’t it?

    I suppose it would take away the anticipation and fun of cutting and applying little strips of tape before you’ve built the frame up or even ridden the thing down the road 😕

    GW
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    😆

    some of us would rather ride our bikes than worry about scuffs

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Some people like to keep things looking nice, some like to protect the resale value, some people are cocks, luckily we’re not all the same!

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    I’m definately in the liking to keep things looking nice as possible group.

    I wouldn’t want to spend around £150 on a part for it to look well worn in only a few rides.

    At least if the silver begins to wear, it probably won’t be as obvious.

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