ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

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ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby rickbst170 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 21:04 pm

I've got one. Picked it up second hand off a guy. He said it was on a Scott 29er, but that's all the detail I have.

It looks genuine, feels light, stamped where it should be etc so it is a genuine shimano part, but I've never seen before. Anyone else ever seen a black m771 chainset? Seem pretty rare.

Edit; think it's m770, not 771. Can't remember and it's in the garage. Little ring is 24t.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby lawman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 23:10 pm

They came on certain cube bikes around 2010/2011 iirc, they definitely genuine.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby rickbst170 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 08:04 am

Well done that man! Found em in 2 mins now that you said cube.
http://www.thebikelist.co.uk/cube/stereo-team-2011

Been looking for a while to see where they came from.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 08:54 am

The black's rubbed off and looks shite though

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby rickbst170 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 09:20 am

Lol thanks chunky. To be fair, I agree though. Suspect the same will happen to black 785s.

I'm not too worried about looks. It's for my long overdue return to mtb. Not been on a bike for 7 years but me and the boy need to spend time together according to the missus, so I figured build a bike together and go blazing through the woods at the weekends. Performance and function is higher priority than making it look pretty. I'll be falling off of it a lot anyway so it'll get scratched, I'm sure.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 09:40 am

Oh yeah, performance for me too, but I tend to buy stuff that will keep for as long as poss. Shoe rub on them is inevitable, still if the price was right then you can't argue.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby rickbst170 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 09:44 am

Tenner :)

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 09:46 am

Are the rings ok? 85 quid a set they are?

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby rickbst170 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 09:47 am

Big ring missing a tooth, but got a 38t comin and 24 is in good nick, so spot on for running as a double.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby declan1 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:52 pm

I prefer the black chainsets over the gunmetal ones as I can colour in the black ones with a permanent marker when they get scratched!

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby njee20 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 08:07 am

The 2006 XTs were still anodised though, and if you scuff them will still look crap, you obviously just don't scuff cranks!

I put helitape on all my cranks - even polished ones will develop scuff marks.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby The Rookie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 08:16 am

Come on, you know my cranks will have been bought (well) used.......so that's two people that don't...having said that I use SPD's which makes scuffing a lot less likely.
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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby njee20 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 08:19 am

I didn't say everyone scuffs cranks, I just know I do (and seat stays, and chain stays and top tubes, and the RH side of the nose of my saddle :? ), SPDs or not, and that anodised silver cranks don't look any less rubbish once scuffed than black.

I remember when I first had some XTR M952 cranks, I'd never really thought about scuffing before, was gutted when I put a big silver mark in them after 2 rides haha!

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 08:21 am

I have 770s and scuff the hell out of mine with my AM45s and they still look fine after over 4 years use.

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby The Rookie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 08:26 am

njee20 wrote:I didn't say everyone scuffs cranks, I just know I do

Very left field question - did you ever learn to ride a horse? Correct riding technique is toes straight ahead (not toes out western style) which is quite unnatural feeling (with your legs wrapped round a horse!) until you learn, then riding a bike perhaps I still (30 years later) keep my toes in!

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby njee20 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 08:42 am

Nope, rode one once, hateful things. Not hugely bothered by scuffing, I never actually notice I'm doing it, just see the scuff marks on the paint! Clearly my feet want to 'sit' at a certain angle, far be it from me to correct that!


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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby njee20 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 09:11 am

No, there wasn't meant to be any hostility in my reply, in case it came across that way!

You'd think with SPDs it would be difficult, but I do it on the road too, and there's less float in the pedals then. Clearly just very duck-footed!

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Re: ever seen a black xt m770 crankset?

Postby The Rookie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:46 am

Funnily enough the Son had a problem with walking very toes out, the doctor advised cycling as a way of him getting used to using his legs with toes ahead, at one point he would walk with his toes out by well over 45 degrees aside.

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