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    Steve Peats Rear Mech

    Does anyone know what rear mech steve peat uses, im about to order a rear mech, but i want quality! I know that its NOT Shimano. :confused:

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    Originally posted by dan the gimp
    Does anyone know what rear mech steve peat uses, im about to order a rear mech, but i want quality! I know that its NOT Shimano. :confused:
    If it isn't shimano,make sure the shifters are compatible.

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    Why do you care what Steve Peat uses?

    My guess, if it's not a Shimano XTR, then it's a Sram XO. Either one are top notch derailleurs. I've heard good things about the new XO, and the XTR has been the standard for all others to compare their product to.

    I'm sure that it wouldn't be too hard to figure out. How do you know it's NOT Shimano? I'd bet good money, that a lot more pros (mtn bike, not road, or Campy would overcome I'm sure) use Shimano over anything else.

    Just curious, don't get defensive!!!

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    NM. I don't know what the hell I am talking about ...
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    Rear Mech = Rear derailleur, he could be using a shimano road derailleur.

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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    Rear Mech = Rear derailleur, he could be using a shimano road derailleur.
    I would never have thunk it. Every time I hear rear mech I only think brake.

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    Possibly a Precision Billet Proshift...maybe? Someone around here has one of them on a Stinky or something. Check out cambriabike.com to see one.
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    I am sure he uses a road mech, as they offer something over the mtb shimano ones. i was wrong what i said earlier, it is shimano that Steve Peat uses, but a road mech/derailleur what ever u want to call it!

    Anyway it doesnt matter, ive ordered a Shimano Ultegra super short cage. They rock! I just hope it likes my 8 speed cassette and shifter...

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    Possibly a Precision Billet Proshift...maybe
    I have one on my StabPrimo. It works great. Smooth and solid shifting and can take a hit. They are also compleatly rebuildable.

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    Youre who im thinking about. Oh well not a stinky. Overall do you like it?
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    Originally posted by sshock4
    Youre who im thinking about. Oh well not a stinky. Overall do you like it?

    what you mean?!

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    Overall do you like it?
    Yeh. It works great. It shifts well even when riding very rough sections. It is also very easy to set up and adjust.

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    just curious, whats the point of a road derailler on a MTB? It seems to me that it would get gummed up quicker and take smaller cogs.

    Actually, I'm thinking of getting a MTB rear mech on my new road bike...

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    They take up less physical space. The are high off the ground meaning the break less and from what I have heard are easier to rebuild if broken which is handy when you break them every few weeks

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    yep, its true, all round they are better.
    ive got a super short caged version of the ultegra, this means that it will shift very fast, and have high quality jockey wheels, which means that if they do clog up with mud, they wont be so badly effected. easier to service too as somebody mentioned

    if you want a mtb mech on your road bike, go for no less than an XT, XTR (rapidrise) if you have the money

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    does that cancel out the fact that you cannot get the same gearing range?

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    On a road mech, you can get far better shifting. I just got mine, and after the first gear change i had a grin on my face. I have had gearing problems since i got a new frame, as it is intended for singlespeed- but im having a good go at getting gears out of it. The Ultegra mech has made a HUGE difference as to how many gears i can get out of my cassette. Before i could only get 2, now i can get 5 gears! It just shows what a difference, good quality parts make.

    Im not asking for an arguement, but believe me many 'mtb'ers are making the switch from the normal mech over to a road bike mech. Also the same goes for the cassettes too.

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