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Old 08-12-07, 04:43 PM   #1
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Could use some suggestions for shifter setup

All right fellas. Bike is an 04' xtc2 with an xtr rear der and handlebars being the only upgrades on the bike. The rear der was on the bike when I bought it, I think it was a mistake by the LBS or something-never asked.

Anyways, the rear obviously shifts smooth and quick. The front however needs some improvement. The shifters and front der are both deore. I have to rotate my hole hand to utalize the thumb pattle. Then the shift itself is slow and nosier than it should be IMO. I've had the bike almost 3 years now and want an upgrade.

I notice there are a few different options for me to go with. Maily SRAM and Shimano components. Reading on MTBR, there seems to be a "I hate shimano" club that I don't really understand. Besides that though, the XTR shifters and front der recieve amazing reviews and would cost me around $250. The other option would be to switch to SRAM. From what I understand though, I can't run a SRAM shifter with the XTR rear der can I? Or am I wrong? I'd have to change both der's and shifters at the same time? Kind of confusing.

What do yall think? I ride nothing but XC and commute to work sometimes. I'd like to keep it lightweight as well.
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