Old 10-17-06, 06:30 PM
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Not sure if this component combo is going to be a problem

Hi again,

So I now have my rear cassette (xt 9spd), RD (xt). My frame is a Giant OCR touring. I will be using barend shifters, but I would like to have the option of going to STI/Ergo in the future if I so choose. I do not have my crankset or an FD yet. My ideal situation is to have a mtn crankset, I can get my hands on an older xtr for example, but I think I ditched the mtn crank idea before because of the problems I'd have with STI/Ergo shifters (even though I won't be using these now, I'd like to have the option). Can I use an xtr (just using this one as an example) crankset with an ultegra/105/tiagra FD and not have problems with bar ends or STI/Ergo (even when using barends, I'll be using indexed shifting except when forced to do otherwise due to a mechanical failure).
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