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How many KMs can you expect from higher-end components?

imperiusimperius Posts: 14
edited August 2016 in MTB buying advice

just a random question I got.

How many km can you typically expect from parts like the Shimano Deore xt groupset or the 105 groupset, compared to Altus, Acera or Tourney components? Taken if all are being taken good care of and everything else?


  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    Still depends on what you're riding.
    If it's 1m thick grit filled slop then about 5 minutes...
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    How long is a piece of string?

    Lower end stuff can last longer the high end stuff sometimes. High end stuff might be designed for lightness, not durability.
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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Cheaper chainrings in particular can be more durable. Deore last longer than XT due to being made from steel instead of aluminium but the downside is they're much heavier.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    XT jockey wheel bearings last longer than XTR as they are bigger (heavier), but also last longer (for the same usage) than the lower end ones with bushes not bearings.
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