NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
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Upgrading to XT isn't a problem. If you wanted to switch to SRAM, that would be a problem. You see, shimano uses a 2:1 ratio, meaning that as the shifter moves the cable (we'll use 1mm for sake of argument), the shifter moves 2mm.
With SRAM it's a 1:1 ratio, so Shimano and SRAM components are NOT compatible.
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