- That new black XT
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.Posted 7 years ago
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)Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
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 😕Posted 7 years ago
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