Shimano XTR FC-M970 Crankset

Shimano XTR FC-M970 Crankset 

DESCRIPTION

  • New composite chainring design for improved durability
  • Titanium/Carbon composite chainring
  • Optimized lightweight design
  • Hyperdrive technology for best front shifting

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 12, 2010]
bubble1983
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, stong, light!

Weakness:

PRICE!

Buy the XT, i built my dream bike, but i would only buy another one of these if i was building a racer xc. My friends XT cost £97 this cost £270? and i think it's around 100 grams you save. But it sure does look the dogs ********!

Similar Products Used:

XT, Truvative 3 GXP, SLX.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 15, 2009]
teriemer
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light, stiff, awesome shifting performance. Cool looks

Weakness:

None

What is there to say?! This is XTR - it's the very best. Low weight and stiff like hell!

But what actually suprises me the most, is shifting performance. Go spend the extra bugs for a XTR FD if you're buying. The shifting is so better than anything else - smooth, fast and super precise.

A truly impressive product. Shimano has hit the nail spot on with the new XTR 08.

Higly recommended!

Similar Products Used:

XT (06), XT (08)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 11, 2009]
old school dave
Racer

Strength:

Lasted a long, long time!!!

Weakness:

Price, but considering the length of time I used it without replacing anything, I guess it was well worth it.

Great crankset. The only reason I had to replace my XTR crankset was the worn middle & big chainrings, after about 15 (or so) years of use (abuse). Couldn't find any with my old bolt pattern. Went with the Bontrager race, the one with the plastic chainrings (had to replace within one month of riding), or do all Bontragers have plastic rings. When I dicide to replace this crankset, I will definately go with an XT. Or Race Face, since I already have two new rings. Shimano gear is usually trouble free.

Similar Products Used:

XT, and now, unfortunately, Bontrager

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 10, 2008]
wcglovers1
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Well, Iam still working on it,The XRR M-970 is very nice, lite weight, strong, it works,100% buter than my stocker

Weakness:

None !!! Chain rings are pricey

Iam still working on all of this Mountain bike stuff,But the XTR line, is the best, Iam so blessed I got my XTR M970 by misstake, and paid nearly less that haff price for it. I emailed the guy back, He said sorry' we dont carry the XTR line, So what can I say'' I love it, Thanks'' call me Luckly

Similar Products Used:

TruVativ Isoflow, came stock on my 08 Motobecane Ht 500

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 25, 2008]
af73
Racer

Strength:

Stiff, light, durable, exceptional shifting, no problems at all.

Weakness:

Expensive (but you get what you pay for).

Great crank, I got the 180mm for my height and with a 29'er and they are amazing. Stiff, light, durable, problem free. To those who are suffering with chainring problems, remember, the "r" in xtr stands for race...not rough...other cranks are for downhill or hucking or other abuse. If taken care of, these cranks are awesome.

Similar Products Used:

older xtr, xt, deus, bontrager, etc...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 14, 2008]
betteron2wheels
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

It's XTR, that says it all. Standard bolt pattern

Weakness:

Installation and removal. Come on; another special tool, a threaded lock ring, shims, press fit splines....the 960s are so much easier to remove for cleaning. - 1 star oh, the crank bolt backed out in middle of race, will be using lock tight from now on.

Shimano light weight, stiff with good shifting. Lacks the 960 ease of remove and install(-) and 960 proprietary bolt pattern(+).

Buy it if you want to save a little weight, race or ride enough to justify the expense or get a good deal. Go with the XT if you want to save some $$ and get a sweet crank set.

Similar Products Used:

960, race face

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 21, 2007]
Gerald B
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Weight, looks, strength.

Weakness:

None!!

The is the best crank period!! Its ultra light and stiff as hell. Shifts are butter smooth and instant. I still can't get over how light it is. There is no better crank out there!!!

Similar Products Used:

M440

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 18, 2007]
Alfred Leung
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

New design of the middle chainring with Ti and Carbon Fibre..together with the light weight

Weakness:

Price....

I've tired this crank for several months, for my weekend riding to uphill or some cross country riding, you can ride with it comfortably. Smooth shifting with the XTR rapid fire shifter is the best combination I've ever tried. Though the price is a bit expensive, it worths, I think. I plan to use this crank for the coming years, hoping its quality can last.

Similar Products Used:

06 XTR..

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 17, 2007]
Brandon Marshall
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

This crank looks sick, and performs just as well. I love the instant up-shifting. It is lightweight and stiff.

Weakness:

I am not sure what the deal is with the lock ring, but I have it finger tight against the bearing and there is no play.

Fashion and function come together with the 970. If you're a skillful technical rider who likes to look good doin' your thing, then this crank will not let you down.

I had a little bit of a problem shelling the clams for this crankset, but my first ride set my mind at ease. This crank is a technically proficient piece of art.

Though I will admitt, if you ride heavy and like to bash, this is probably not the crank for you.

Similar Products Used:

Truvativ, Older XTR and XT

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 03, 2007]
Jun-young Lee
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

middle chain ring is titan-carbon. new design. light weight.

Weakness:

expensive.

I think the best crankset in the market..

Similar Products Used:

LX crankset

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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