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Sram X9 replacement

gloomyandygloomyandy Posts: 520
edited April 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,
I have a Sram X9 crankset on my 29er. It is the 44-33-22 10 speed version with a GXP BB. Problem is it has 175mm cranks, my other bikes all have 170 cranks and I think riding the 175 is causing me some knee problems. So I'd like to know what my options are to switch to a 170. I've had a quick look around and a complete 170 version of the x9 seems rather hard to find. Is it possible to just replace the crank arms (if so where can I get them), if not what alternatives are there that are compatible with my 10 speed Sram rear and Sram shifters?

Thanks

Andy

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    any. but if not GXP fitting you will need new BB cups but that is not an issue as new cranks come with Cups.
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  • gloomyandygloomyandy Posts: 520
    Hi,
    Thanks for the fast reply. So can I use a crankset that specifies a 9 speed chain? So for instance this seems to be available on a number of sites for what seems like a reasonable price...
    Truvativ Noir 3.3 TM Crankset
    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/tru ... t-ec029438
    This also has a GXP bottom bracket so I assume I can use my existing one?

    Not sure if there will be any problems with the chain being 10 speed rather than 9?

    Thanks

    Andy
  • gloomyandygloomyandy Posts: 520
    Oh and one other quick question. The X9 uses a single bolt removal, does it have a standard thread? Mine is very tight and I wan't to be sure I'm turning things the correct way!

    Thanks again

    Andy
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