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  • Advice needed on XT gear set

     unklehomer updated 11 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
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  • davidpharv

    3 October 2008 at 11:38 am

    I am considering upgrading my current gear system to an XT spec, however, while internet shopping I noticed that the XT range has many sub sections (ie. M748, M751, M760, etc).

    I will probably purchase each part (shifters, cranks, front and rear, etc) seperately (mainly due to a lack of money), so, could anyone please inform me if blending the different XT range is either:

    a, is ok

    b, should not be done!

    c, does not matter they all work perfectly together!

    My first purchase will probably be a left hand front shifter (plus cable set), can anyone make a recomendation?

  • badblood

    3 October 2008 at 12:02 pm

    do a search on somewhere like merlin cycles for the newer XT stuff, prices are pretty goo and the quality of the chainrings and shifters is better this year the M770/771 range is the latest stuff a set of gear levers will set you back about £45, possibly less if you shop around. Merlin cycles do this for £400:

    XT Hollowtech 11 Chainset & BB

    XT Shadow rear mech

    XT front mech

    XT gear levers

    XT cassette and chain

    XT hydraulic disc brakes 180mm front/160mm rear, choose splined or 6 bolt rotor fitting.

  • unklehomer

    3 October 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Hi David

    XT is generally accepted to be good value vs weight/ prefomance comprmise…

    so first of you’ll be a happy bunny with XT kit on yer bike i’d have though..

    Now the 3 components you’ve listed are differnt bits, left and right shifters etc… wether you can do it bit by bit depends what you have on now, ie shimano/SRAM…

    also those shifter you’ve listed are 8 speed… i suspect you want 9 speed… but if you have 8 speed now you’ll have to do the chain/rear shifter/mech all at the same time… (i would recommend saving and doing it all at once, you may get a bargain on a set)

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