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Old 02-21-05, 10:08 PM
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Component Compatability

I have a bike with mainly entry level components, deore and alivio, I don't care about weight but the shifting of the front deraileur, alivio, is terrible. If I buy an LX or XT deraileur will I see any improvement? Or would I need to upgrade more than just this part, ie, shifters, chain, crank? I know that the XTR is supposed to work best as a group but is it the same for the XT and LX?
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from what *I* understand the LX, XT, and XTR are all the same design...just use different material to change the weight of the components.
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Originally Posted by ckleps
I have a bike with mainly entry level components, deore and alivio, I don't care about weight but the shifting of the front deraileur, alivio, is terrible. If I buy an LX or XT deraileur will I see any improvement? Or would I need to upgrade more than just this part, ie, shifters, chain, crank? I know that the XTR is supposed to work best as a group but is it the same for the XT and LX?
Thanks for the help
LX and XT are smoother than Alivio, but as it's a front derailiuer it may just be a tuning issue, or something as simple as replacing the cables and housing
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