Bicycle Mechanics - Quick FD question
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If Shimano's website says that an FD is "compatible with 44T/48T top", am I likely to get away with using it on a 52T top?
10-31-07, 11:08 AM
I think your shift quality will suffer, but you should be able to get it to move between the chainrings.
Shimano is notoriously conservative with their specs.
I use an XT (48T max) with a 53 tooth ring and it shifts just fine.
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