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Full M900 XTR vs M730 + shiny bits
XTR- Nothing but the best! 24%  24%  [ 11 ]
XT + British shiny things, individuality counts! 76%  76%  [ 34 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:30 pm 
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i would go XT plus some X-Lite or similar bling.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:36 pm 
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XTR Here too.. Most is easy to source, STI's are the hard part, along with casette and chain, But you can buy new ones of these :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:45 pm 
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M730 cranks were still in the lineup in 1993, which is RC200 times.

I am currently going through the same dilemma for my 93 Lotus build. M900 is what I would like but good stuff goes for so much these days. Even M730 seems to be going up in price.

On your Pace though, I like the M730/5 sort of idea, then obeying the laws of pace, adding a M'burn crankset.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:19 pm 
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XT does the job just as well but without the *BLING* factor :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:01 am 
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The RC200 was out before M900.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:25 am 
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toons wrote:
The RC200 was out before M900.


RC200 came out in late 1992. M900 was available for the 92 model year and i saw some in my LBS in january 92.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:31 am 
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What about XTR shifts/mechs etc with British bling?? Best if both worlds...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:07 pm 
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I prefer a bike with a mix of components, it shows individuality and a discernment you just don't get if you stick to slavishly bolting on a whole groupset of whatever.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:23 pm 
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XTR mechs and brakes mixed with XT M732 thumbies and some nice brake levers (Ritchey logics?), bling hubs and a reasonably sturdy chainset (TNT or the likes)?


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