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I am looking to go 2x10 on my Anthem 29er. The places I ride are really hard on cranks and I don't feel like destroying an XTR crank (the only Shimano 2x10 option at the moment) The X9 crank looks to be a solid value. My question is this: can I just use that crank with the SLX rear derailleur. I don't see why not, but just wanted to check here. Thanks.
 

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Yes, you can. Make sure you have dyna-sys shifters as well. Just be sure not to mix chainrings, chains, and cassettes. Dyna-sys is meant to work only with other dyna-sys cogs. (Dyna-sys cassette with Raceface chainrings is a no-no). Go with a SRAM 10 speed cassette to avoid this.
 

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jrabikerepair said:
Yes, you can. Make sure you have dyna-sys shifters as well. Just be sure not to mix chainrings, chains, and cassettes. Dyna-sys is meant to work only with other dyna-sys cogs. (Dyna-sys cassette with Raceface chainrings is a no-no). Go with a SRAM 10 speed cassette to avoid this.
Mix all you want. Shimano, SRAM, RF etc. just match 10 speed with 10 speed.
 

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jrabikerepair said:
Yes, you can. Make sure you have dyna-sys shifters as well. Just be sure not to mix chainrings, chains, and cassettes. Dyna-sys is meant to work only with other dyna-sys cogs. (Dyna-sys cassette with Raceface chainrings is a no-no). Go with a SRAM 10 speed cassette to avoid this.
There's nothing unique or ground breaking about Dyna-Sys. Shimano always says not to mix and match their components and many do w/o any problems. Just make sure you are using 10 speed Shimano shifters with 10 speed Shimano RD. Other than that, mix and match to your heart's content.
 

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Pretty sure the giant uses a shimano press fit 90/92 BB. Only way to fit the sram cranks is to use the gxp version and an adapter for the BB.

Look into the race face double crank, as they make a version for BB92
 
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