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    2013 Talus 3.0 Derailleur Upgrade

    I'm looking to upgrade my rear derailleur for smoother shifts but am unsure on what to get.

    Right now I have the stock Shimanos Atlus on it and am looking for a Deore or high upgrade. I see that theres a XT SRS 10spd for fairly cheap but from reading the 10spd would not work on my 7spd shifter + cassette

    Got a few questions

    1. Which derailleur should i get? That would be a direct replacement to my Atlus

    2. Do i need to change anything else on the bike for it to work properly?

    Here is the specs on my bike

    Raleigh Bicycles Talus 3.0 - 2013 Mountain

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    If you're looking for a Deore or higher upgrade, you'll be upgrading the entire drive train to 10 speed. You're correct, if you buy that XT derailleur, it won't be compatible with your 7 speed shifter and cassette. Not to mention I'm pretty confident the rear wheel on the Talus 3.0 is compatible with a 7 speed freewheel. If you do the 10 speed conversion you'll also need a new rear wheel that is compatible with a cassette.

    Realistically if you do a 10 speed conversion, you'll very likely spend more than the Talus 3.0 is worth to do the conversion. My recommendation is to tune the existing drive train to get it working well and save some cash for a better bike that comes with the parts you want on it.

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    So i have no other options as in an upgraded derailleur? Thanks for the info~

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