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    Question on replacing front shift lever?

    So I went over the handlebars yesterday and broke my front (left) shift lever. Can I replace my XT M760 9 speed with a XT M780 10 speed? Probably a silly noob question, a triple is a triple, but just want to make sure before I purchase.

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    Yes, you could. It should work just fine.

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    No, you can not use a 10 speed shifter with a 9 speed set up. The indexing (amount of distance the cable-and in turn the derailleur is moved per shift- is different for 9 speed vs 10 speed shifters. You will need to buy a 9 speed specific shifter.

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    Ride-aid is right ,different cable pulls. E-bay has a ton of shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride-Aid View Post
    No, you can not use a 10 speed shifter with a 9 speed set up. The indexing (amount of distance the cable-and in turn the derailleur is moved per shift- is different for 9 speed vs 10 speed shifters. You will need to buy a 9 speed specific shifter.
    The left shifter usually refers to the front derailleur so he could use nearly any kind of shifter that is a 3x since the pull ratios are the same. If he were talking about the rear, then no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy1983 View Post
    ...a triple is a triple...
    Looks like that shifter can be set up for 2X and 3x, in case you change in the future.
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    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    I found and bought the XT SL-M770 9 speed. Thanks for the replies.

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    you can I actually did because I needed shifters and want to go from 9 to 10 but dont have the money by the moment the only con is that chain will grind a little bit on the smaller gear of the pinion

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