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    Big Difference?

    I was just wondering if there was a big difference between LX, XT and XTR parts. When i get my Trek 8000 i was wondering if it would be worthwhile to upgrade to XTR rear derailleur and XTR dual control shifters. Will it shift very much better than the LX dual control or the XT rear derailleur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxter
    Will it shift very much better than the LX dual control or the XT rear derailleur?
    Yes. And it will be lighter.

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    but i dont think the performance is going to be like a ferrari vs a corolla

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    LX -> XT : Stronger, Lighter, Better. Not huge differences, but noticeable over the long haul.
    XT -> XTR: Weight more than anything. Not suggested unless you're seriously anal about weight. They will break easier.

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    XT is about the upper benchmark for me. I'm no weight weinie and have other bills to pay, so XTR is out of the question.
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    I am a weight weenie and still couldn't justify the price of XTR over XT. In my opinion it's just not worth it. Now keep in mind that no matter what you pay if it isn't set up right it's not going to shift right. A properly set up Deore drivetrain is going to outperform a poorly adjusted XTR.

    Now if it were me, I would skip the upgrade to xt or xtr and go straight to XRAM X.9.
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    I almost suggested the Sram route, but since the OP was speaking strickly Shimanoese, I left the Sram out of the discussion. Didn't want this to turn into a Shimano v. Sram debate.
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    Good point. As for the debate hope this doesn't start one. I believe they both make great components, it's just a matter of personal preference. Ride what you like, thats all that matters.
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    Agreed. Especially now that shimano makes rapid rise rears, it really comes down to personal pref now as similar options are available from both makers.

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    go SRAM
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    Well, i dont want to get SRAM as they don't make dual control shifters. I would liek to stay with dual controls.

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    which ever you prefer, I would never trade my tirggers for anything

    unless of course they found a way to let my mind shift my gears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    which ever you prefer, I would never trade my tirggers for anything

    unless of course they found a way to let my mind shift my gears
    I'll let you know if I agree with that in a couple of weeks. I finally let the weight weenie part of me win the battle, I ordered some SRAM X.0 grip shifts for the new bike build. I'm going to give them a shot. If I like them great, if not I'll put the X.9 triggers back on.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Actually, alot of people prefer the twist grips, plus they are way lighter.

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