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Old 05-18-17, 11:47 AM   #1
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Derailleur Group Set Question

Hopefully this is posted in the right place. I have a 1995 Specialized StumpJumper that I am attempting to refurbish. The Shimano group set that it came with is as follows:

Component Group Shimano Deore XT / LX
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX Compact Drive, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT GS (200GS)

What is the (approximate) currently manufactured equivalents for these?
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Old 05-18-17, 02:32 PM   #2
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Hopefully this is posted in the right place. I have a 1995 Specialized StumpJumper that I am attempting to refurbish. The Shimano group set that it came with is as follows:

Component Group Shimano Deore XT / LX
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX Compact Drive, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT GS (200GS)

What is the (approximate) currently manufactured equivalents for these?
I assume that's a triple front and 8 speed rear? Everything now is pretty much 10 and 11 spd rear by Shimano. You can still get new triple fronts like Deore (no letters following it) or SLX though. Your best bets are eBay, Amazon and larger online blowout stores for the exact same items (or closest perf level but same-speed equivalents).
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What is the (approximate) currently manufactured equivalents for these?
Alivio, Deore, and XT will be absolutely fantastic quality and I doubt you would find any of it is 'worse' than what your bike came with.

You could do 3x9 or 2x9 both easily and without a lot or cost(relatively speaking) if you use Alivio and Deore components thru ebay and are OK with waiting a few weeks for deliveries from China/Taiwan.

If there is nothing wrong with your current derailleurs, you could keep them if you switch to a 9sp setup. So old derailleurs and new shifting/crank.
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Thanks for this. Exactly what I needed. Looks like Deore is the way to go. Going to switch the rear and do a 9x3.
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