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Old 12-21-20, 10:34 AM
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9 speed shifter for Shimano SLX RD-M682?

I got this Performance Access XCL 9r 6 years ago as a gift, had the Salsa Woodchipper bars and Sora 3500 brifters, SLX RD and a SRAM X5 FD...

But time for change I think. The Woodchippers are great for a lot of riding, just not for narrow single-track where more leverage is better. Also, brifters were fine, but I always wanted more brake than the MTB Avid BB5 calipers offered with these brifters.

I'm going to follow the 1x fad as I swap from drop bars to flats. I will probably look at the Microsoft Advent or Advent X by Springtime. But 1x9 with what I have on the bike will be fine for now.

My son just picked up a Rocky Mountain Growler 20 with 1x9, and I had been thinking about this for my bike for a bit. Now I have good reason to swap. I'm getting "adventurous" enough to see where drop bars are ok most of the time, but not some of the trails we want to hit now.

I've spent too much money on the holidays, so any other upgrades will have to wait. Also contemplating hydraulic disc brakes...

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