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    Deore -> XT ??

    I am currently running a full deore set but would like to replace the rear mech to a Shimano XT one...

    Does this mean that i have to change the gear levers and cables as well, or can i continue to use the same ones and only replace the mech??

    Thanks for your help

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    Just need to replace the mech, but I can heartily recommend XT cables - glanded and pre-stretched for easy setup and cleaner shifting... And no I don't work for Shimano!

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    You can use the same shifters (gear levers) and replace the rear derailleur (mech) with an XT.

    Just out of curiosity...why the change? Missed shifts? Saved weight? Cool looking?

    Cheers

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    Thank you very much - just what i needed to hear

    and it was a mech vs. tree stump.... you can guess who won...

    I thought that i may as well upgrade if i was going to change it anyway...

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    XT rocks likes...good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrizz
    and it was a mech vs. tree stump.... you can guess who won...

    I thought that i may as well upgrade if i was going to change it anyway...
    If you upgrade and break the XT, you are only out that much more. May I suggest LX if you want to "upgrade" works just as good. Crisp quick shifting is all in the adjustment.

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    Once you get your new derailleur on if you still have any problems have your derailleur hanger checked. A lot of times they will get slightly bent when you hit your derailleur on something hard enough to break it.
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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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    However, some sram gripshift are compatible with shimano rear derailleurs (Attack & Rocket et al.) with an actuation ratio of 1:2 (or was that 2:1? lol) The reverse is what previous said: sram mechs don't work with shimano shifters.

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