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    Is this correct ?

    just got a new set of shimano XT shifters for the bike i am building .

    the Q i have is that rear shifter goes on the left , and front is on right hand side on these .

    on my current bike that has oldder than dirt shifters( plain shimano, no deore ore nothing 8 spd ) is vise versa ..

    I take it that i have a big adjustment to make

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    My 2010 Gary Fisher Wahoo is front on the left and rear on the right. hope this helps.

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    CMS, I think you may have installed them backwards. Please take it to your LBS to have looked at before you hurt your bike or yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    CMS, I think you may have installed them backwards. Please take it to your LBS to have looked at before you hurt your bike or yourself.

    I havnt installed them yet , i just took them out of the pacage and noticed they be oposite .

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    opposite...rear on the right...front on the left...

    now brakes OTOH you can run moto style and reverse those (some levers are reversible...most are not so you'll need to swap out cables/hoses)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeyc
    My 2010 Gary Fisher Wahoo is front on the left and rear on the right. hope this helps.

    Thats how my current ride POS shifters are , these new XT's are just the oposite .. What gives ?????

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    My bike is rear on the right, front on the left and I would assume is pretty standard. I know this seems like a no brainer, but are you looking at them correctly?

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    If you have a triple sprocket cassette in the rear, and 9 chain-rings in the front, then there's nothing wrong with your shifters.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by osmarandsara
    If you have a triple sprocket cassette in the rear, and 9 chain-rings in the front, then there's nothing wrong with your shifters.........
    lol.....noob's......
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    Bottom line: the right shifter works the rear gears, left is front.
    Always.
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    I will give you $20 for them since they are screwed up.

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