At its heart, XTR has always been about pure XC performance. This continues to be the case. Incorporating the benefit of rigidity with minimal weight of the Hollowtech II combined bottom bracket and crankset system, the new FC-M970 manages to drop even more weight while increasing shifting performance and durability. The new left hand crank arm mounting system provides a higher integrity solution that creates more precise bottom bracket bearing adjustment, extending the bearing life while keeping rotating resistance to a minimum. The titanium teeth of the middle chainring along with Ni plated the double anodized chain interface surface of the outer ring combine to a conservative 100% increase in durability over prior generation XTR chainrings.
- 770 grams
- New look for 2007
More precise bearing adjustment