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Old 01-18-06, 07:37 PM
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upgrading to all shimano xt

i'm wanting to upgrade shifters and derailers to all shimano xt. I currently have deore shifters, deore front and deore LX rear. I eventually would like all of these to be xt. for expense reasons i don't want to so it all a once. can i do that, and which item should i start with?
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well, are you going to go with the Dual Control XT shift/brake levers? If so, you're going to have to get the shifters/levers and rear derailleur at the same time because they all work together. You can get the front derailleur whenever, but to be honest a f.d. isn't all that pricey anyways (at least when compared to the dual control levers and rear derailleur combo) so unless that $30-40 makes that much of a difference, I'd just get it all at the same time.

If you're not going with the dual control levers, then it doesn't matter the sequence - and JensonUSA has the 750-series front and rear for $19.50 and $39 respectively and the shifters (M751 rapidfire) for ~$100. Or you could get the M750 v-brake lever/rapidfire shifter combo levers for $100. If that were the case, I'd buy the derailleurs in one purchase, and the shifters in another to spread it out - guessing the bi-monthly installment from Uncle Sugar is the issue (I feel your pain).
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i don't want the dual control. i currently have hayes hydro brakes and love them.
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The FC-M760 Hollowtech II integrated crank and bottom bracket would probably be your biggest feature, advantage, benefit upgrade. The shifting isn't that different from the deore and deore lx stuff you're riding now. The cranks are stiffer, bearings are outboard and there is a decent weight savings. I upgraded to this crank this year and notice a huge difference when climbing.
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Originally Posted by gm1230126
The FC-M760 Hollowtech II integrated crank and bottom bracket would probably be your biggest feature, advantage, benefit upgrade. The shifting isn't that different from the deore and deore lx stuff you're riding now. The cranks are stiffer, bearings are outboard and there is a decent weight savings. I upgraded to this crank this year and notice a huge difference when climbing.
The crank that i have now is a bontrager select
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Get the XT rear derailleur first. Then get the shifters. You'll get more benefit from the rear derailleur than you will from the shifter. And as mentioned above, don't sweat the front derailleur - it's hardly worth the money to upgrade. Sounds like you've already got brakes and cranks sorted.
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