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    Derailleur upgrade ??

    I have a brand new 2007 Gary Fisher Tassajara "left over at LBS" It came equipped with a front Deore derailleur. I just recently found someone selling a front LX derailleur, but it is off a 2004 model bike."seller said its new he upgraded when he bought the bike to XT" Being there 3 years different in age, is it worth switching to the older LX. It will cost me 15 bucks plus I need the LBS to install and a 45 min round trip to pick it up. I just don't know how much they change from year to year, plus I also have a LX on my back gears. Any opinions would be great.

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    Not really gonna make a noticeable difference. Deore FD is just fine.
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    I only paid $25 for an XT (NIB)

    Hosed

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I only paid $25 for an XT (NIB)

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    Yeah, new FD's come cheap.

    As a side note, I kinda recall something like the Klein Mantra coming stock with an Alivio FD 'cause it was the only one that would fit amongst the suspension linkage.
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    Cheapest, lightest, and most reliable front derailleur is the new Shimano 1x9.

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    if upgrading go for xt

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    Definately...I noticed a HUGE difference

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    Not a huge difference between FD's.
    I recommend you rip it off in an angry rage like I did, and convert to a 1x8 or 1x9 or w/e you have

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