Originally Posted by jimc101
Got to ask why!, M900 is ancient in MTB terms, with very little relevance to modern MTB's. All MTB's now are disc brake, and most are either 2x10 or 3x10, almost none of this is M900 compatible. The current XTR is M980 series, although it's replacement should be announced later this year for 2014 release.
Dude, 10 speed is Sooo last sea
son. 11 speed is out now. Why would anyone still be riding that old 10 speed crap? LOL
Somehow my 9sp XTR still works. Shifts gears quickly and smoothly. Even more amazingly, the ancient v-brake levers Do work with my disk brakes. It's almost like someone designed the disk brakes with that in mind or something... At first I thought all this ancient crap wasn't even relevant anymore and was surely so worn out that it would just fall apart under me, but somehow it still works!
MANY people aren't riding the latest technology for many reasons. Go check out ebay and see the Massive lists of older parts available that have plenty of bids. Much of the higher end stuff, like XTR or Dura-Ace are actually still pulling in good prices. People are still paying $1000+ for nice steel road bike frames from the 80s. No, you can't slap the latest electronic shifting Dura-Ace on it and it weighs a pound more than the latest carbon frame, but it's still preferred by many. Maybe OP has a nice older bike that he'd like to freshen up and rip some trails with.