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Has anyone ridden the new SRAM XX groupset? It looks awesome with a double chainring setup and basically the same ratios as a normal 3x9 setup. If it wasnt for the price tag I would go this way tomorrow.

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The cassette is almost entirely machined out of a single piece of steel. Now that is impressive! But at around R2700 merely keeping your bike on the trail will cost a fortune.

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Ya it works, I personally don't feel its worth it unless you're a pro...

 

if you want to run a 2 blade setup then find some pmp rings, they do a kit to  convert your crankset to a duo.

 

The problem with XX is everything is proprietry meaning you can only use XX stuff...including the chainrings. no other rings will fit, middle burn and the like are still to get there...just think XTR 960...
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The two ring setup is easy to do, but I need some more teeth on the rear cluster to compensate, and the XT derailleur wont cope with more than 34 teeth

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No offence but if you need more than a 28x34 to get up something then rather run it, it'll be quicker.

 

I've been running a 32/44t and 11-32t duo ring setup for a long time now, even did Sani on it last year, never ran out of gears or blew out my knees...
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28 x 34 would be fine it is the 32 x 34 that I was worried about.

 

32/44 rings would be groovy, are you running a long cage road FD?
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A 32x34 should be fine, try next time you ride,

 

32/44 rings are the standard rings I just removed the granny. The FD is an LX one and I've adjusted the lower limit screw to stop a lot sooner than the granny-it won't drop the chain past the middle ring.
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I am running a 22/36 SLX setup and find it to be far too low for racing, but perfect for places like Tokai. Will be swapping it for something more like 28-42 with a 11-34 cassette which should be perfect once I get the legs to cope. I much prefer the twin chainrings over a triple setup.

 

 

 

2x9 is fine and those extra 2 speeds will cost you so much extra it hardly seems worth it unless you are sponsored.

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I'm also keen to switch to a double blade setup and not keen on spending the cash on XX. There just don't seem to be too many other nice double setups around. Hopefully Shimano isn't too far behind SRAM on this one.

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How long will a cassette last in KM's? thats what I want to know, thats the only thing keeping me back from getting XX, wouldnt use the crank though, would rather use the controltech doubleplay or convert the XTR to a duo setup

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I'm also keen to switch to a double blade setup and not keen on spending the cash on XX. There just don't seem to be too many other nice double setups around. Hopefully Shimano isn't too far behind SRAM on this one.

 

From the industry rumours I've heard XTR is next to recieve a double crankset, but I don't think it'll be much cheaper than XX...

 

Go check out the kits from PMP, link earlier in this thread, they have a wide choice of rings for cranksets...as well as some decent looking duo cranksets, FSA also have a few duo cranksets available.
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I am running the Rotor 3D cranks and blades (28/40) with XX, it is awasome.  Rotor cranks are run by the Crevelo test team last TDF and the Specialized MTB race team.  Shifting on the front is instant up or down.  Everything else is XX and no issues.  I use a Shimano BB which works with the Rotor cranks.

 

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Just be patient Shimano are coming out with some amazing new products this year.You wont be sorry and the wait will be worth it.

 

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If you want a double chainring setup then Go rotor cranks they are very expensive (R6200) for cranks and chainrings but they look AMAZING!!!

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