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Old 07-03-14, 10:15 AM   #1
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Build questions for Disc Trucker

I am going to build up a disc trucker for spouse, who obtained an inexpensive frame.

The plan is to put trekking bars on this bike. He would like mountain bike gearing. Because it has trekking bars, which will take flat bar shifters, can I just order a mountain bike groupset, like a Deore 610? What about the front derailleur? I assume it needs to be top pull and clamp on the bike. Correct? How do I make sure the groupset has the right front derailleur. The one Deore 610 group I saw just said FD610. I can't tell whether that derailleur will work.

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A mountain group should be fine.

I don't know the disc trucker, but it looks like if you get the full build it comes with a Sora FD, so I would assume it is like most road frames and uses a bottom pull FD.

The 610 (at least one variation) seems to be dual pull, so it should work fine. Bike24 - Shimano Deore FD-M610-B Top Swing Front Derailleur 3x10 Dual Pull - black

The Shimano tech doc shows that the different 610 model FDs differ in mounting, so as long as you confirm the mounting, you should be good to go. Plus, if you need a different FD, it is probably the cheapest component in a group to change.
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Don't forget to get the proper size for the chain rings you are using.
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Yea Mtb Stuff should be fine.. w trekking bars .. now that Cassettes have 11t top cogs a high over 4:1
is overdoing it. for touring.. even a 10x2 Mtb drive train with small chainrings may do ..
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