I've come across a bit of money and was planning to upgrade some of the drivetrain components of the Ibis, which I will be using for a bit of racing including the Nationals. It's currently got a m952 chainset and 9-speed m952 shifting, still working well. The m901 rear mech is not great though with its weak spring and the replacement (non floating) jockey wheels I fitted.
Looking at wiggle they have good prices on OEM new xtr stuff - rear mech Â£54, complete chainset Â£187. It doesn't look fantastic though and not sure how the neo-retro look (which has been discussed here before) will work on the bike. It should function fantasticly though so very tempting. On the other hand, the previous (03) XTR stuff is being discounted now - chainset Â£150. Might look cool with ti grey. On the other hand (the third one
), I've always fancied trying XO shifters (trigger) and mech - very expensive though.
What do you guys think?