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Old 02-02-15, 09:06 AM   #1
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Too much flex in Shimano XT E-type FD

What can I do to get my shifting up front to not suck? I went from a fairly good shifting Alivio 3x to an XT 3x so I can go 10x in the rear. The new XT bracket moves around a lot and I am unable to get it to shift into the big ring without messing up the low limit. FWIW I am using an X4 shifter right now and this is on my fatbike.
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Does your frame have a boss for the locator/stiffener bolt hole for an e-type? If not, you may have to buy or make yourself one of these to attach to your seat tube:



. . . because, yeah, without that the plate flexes too much.
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Does your frame have a boss for the locator/stiffener bolt hole for an e-type? If not, you may have to buy or make yourself one of these to attach to your seat tube:



. . . because, yeah, without that the plate flexes too much.
makes sense. My frame doesn't have the mounting tab to stabilize the FD. I used the included bolt and nutted it to secure the FD to the bracket. I guess the Alivio bracket was strong enough. I'm going to return the XT FD and get the Problem Solvers direct mount adapter and use an X7 FD I have in the parts bin.

Thanks for the help.

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