Shimano XTR RaceFC-M980 2X10 Crankset

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $680.00

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Product Description

Shimano XTR M980 2X10 38-26t Crankset

The XTR Race M980 double-ring crank complements race-day performance with a narrow Q-factor, unparalleled power transfer and CloseStep chainring options to suit racers' speed and style.

  • Gearing: 38-26T
  • Dual Spike chainring technology
  • 10-speed specific
  • Dyna-Sys
  • Race inspired 2x10
  • Hollowtech II design for optimum balance of lightweight and rigidity
  • Specific designed tooth for HG-X Chain and Dual Spike Technology provides light action and reliable shifting
  • Weight: 664g without bottom bracket

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kflehr a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2015

Strengths:    These cranks perform great and I love the way these cranks look. They definitely have a bling factor and you know it is XTR when you see it. The new M9020 stuff looks good, but from a distance it is difficult to distinguish it from other dark colored cranks. I also like that it is aluminum, while carbon may be able to take impacts from rocks just as well, I kind of like aluminum here.

Weaknesses:    Not much to complain about here, even the rings seem reasonably price for XTR and there are lots of chain ring options.

Bottom Line:   
I have used this 2x10 for about three years and about 1,000 miles. No issues with it, but I did let my chain stretch a little too much with ruined the cassette and rings. I am now trying it with a 32T Wolf Tooth ring to see if I like the 1x10 system better. If I switch to a 1x11, I may keep running this crank as I am not overly excited with the appearance of the new crank, even though it likely performs as well or better. Again, this is a great crank and I have never really had any issues with any of the cranks I have owned, including the Race Face. However, in my opinion, these are the best looking cranks I have ever owned and best looking aluminum cranks on the market.

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Favorite Trail:   286

Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   XTR M960, Various XT cranks going back to square taper cranks, Race Face Cranks square taper.

Bike Setup:   Tallboy 2.0, Fox 34 120mm fork and Fox CTD shock, XTR M980 Trail stuff for drivetrain and brakes and recently switched from a 2x10 to a 1x10 system with 32T Wolf Tooth and 11-36T cassette, Thompson Elite Dropper post

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