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Old 03-17-05, 06:59 AM
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Ok so if XTR is DuraAce and we say XT is Ultegra then where soes it go from there? Seems like Road has 3 more groups and Mtn has 2 (if we don't include Saint and Hone I am not exactly sure where they fit in). If we look at 105, Tiagra and Sora what Mtn groups equate to them? Basically I am looking for a 105 equivilant read derailuer and am guessing LX is what I am looking for but wonder what the quality of Deore is since I am cheap.
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A list I saw suggested that "Deore" is the collective name for the high-end stuff, with the X-designations extensions of that.

The same list had:
Deore
Deore LX
Deore XT
Deore XTR

I've no idea if that's the official naming convention.
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Originally Posted by CdCf
A list I saw suggested that "Deore" is the collective name for the high-end stuff, with the X-designations extensions of that.

The same list had:
Deore
Deore LX
Deore XT
Deore XTR

I've no idea if that's the actual naming convention.
Right I will agree with that, when I say Deore I meant just plain Deore vs LX, XT or XTR.
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Ok, I like LX. I have several bikes with LX on them and it is a durable group. I equate DEORE to SORA. LX to Tiagara/105 and then what you said. If a person has a bike with a 105 Triple and 105 rear deraileur with the long cage, but wants to use a 32/34 I replace the rear 105 with a LX abd the cassette with LX. This works fine.

Your original question about compatability of 105 to the current Shim. flat bar stuff is interesting. I have no answer except that the SRAM Grip Shifters Attack or Rocket work well on flatbars. I plan to build a FB Road bike and will use 105/SRAM. There are also trigger shifters available that work well. \

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do you see the fnords?
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do you see the fnords?


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