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are mountainbike crankset and bottom brackets compatible(5 posts)

are mountainbike crankset and bottom brackets compatibleROADIE NEWBIE
May 3, 2001 5:37 PM
with roadbikes? i've been into mountain biking for almost a year now and im thinking of shifting to road bikes. i have 2 mountainbikes and im wondering if i can use some parts of my mountainbikes so that i could build a roadbike.i got 9speed DEORE hollowtech crank and hubsets which im thinking to start with.
Nogrz mnky
May 3, 2001 5:50 PM
Shimano, true to their clever marketing, uses different spline designs. In fact some of their MTB stuff isn't even compatible with each other.
Yes.....maybeKnow it All
May 3, 2001 7:07 PM
The XTR splined crank/BB is compatible with the splined road stuff. The other mountian groups use their own unique spline pattern.Tapered cranks/BB are all compatible.Depends on what you have and what you want to use it with.
Yes, see posts belowMick
May 4, 2001 10:15 PM
See posts below for correct answers.
Yes..Deore= square taperBill B
May 4, 2001 2:14 PM
Yes I think it would be, the LX hollowtech cranks are splined but I believe the Deore hollowtechs are still a square taper setup. If so, then yes they will be compatiable with most all road bottom brackets. Hubs should be fine also.