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    XT vs. Deore

    Is it worth upgrading my rear deraileur to XT? I'm running Deore currently with no problems.

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    Why were you considering the upgrade if your current RD is not having any problems?

    With the info you've given:
    IMO, no.

    Certainly I see a difference in my XT and XTR RD's over the Deore RD on my commuter, but if the Deore RD is working fine for you now I wouldn't replace it until you need to. If it were me I'd wait until I trashed the Deore then consider my upgrade options.

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    If your Deore is working fine. Then just run it until it's worn. There are plenty of other things you can look into upgrading.

    Tires. Pedals. Seats. Riding skills...

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    Seats.
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    I agree with the above posters--no problems, no need to upgrade.

    However, I will say that on my first mountain bike I did upgrade from a Deore to an XT and it was like night and day for me. Then again, my Deore could have been horribly out of whack (I didn't know sh*t back then).

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    Okay, I appreciate it. The Deore works fine for me..smooth shifts and such. I just wish I could have those XTR shifters that are opposite ways! They are so sweeet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SycoCell121
    Okay, I appreciate it. The Deore works fine for me..smooth shifts and such. I just wish I could have those XTR shifters that are opposite ways! They are so sweeet.
    If you're talking about rapid rise vs non rapid rise, that's not the shifters, but the derailleur that enables that. If you have the rapidfire shifters now, you can get reverse direction on the derailleur by buying the rapidrise style derailleur (and that's available in other than XTR as well).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SycoCell121
    Is it worth upgrading my rear deraileur to XT? I'm running Deore currently with no problems.
    If you want better performance, then yes.It's worth it.

    If your Deore RD "enough" for you and you don't want better performance, then no.

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    Don't worry those deore's will be going out soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    If you're talking about rapid rise vs non rapid rise, that's not the shifters, but the derailleur that enables that. If you have the rapidfire shifters now, you can get reverse direction on the derailleur by buying the rapidrise style derailleur (and that's available in other than XTR as well).
    Rapid rise is the bomb, regular shifters feel clunky after riding them for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellrazor666
    Don't worry those deore's will be going out soon enough.
    Rofl.... Very true

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlockinz
    Rapid rise is the bomb, regular shifters feel clunky after riding them for a few years.
    Just a matter of preference, I much prefer high normal derailleurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
    If you want better performance, then yes.It's worth it.

    If your Deore RD "enough" for you and you don't want better performance, then no.
    +1 Last year I switched from a basically new deore to a xt and lovin it. No matter what I did or had done every once in a while the deore would gost shift under high load, it wasn't good. The xt not one problem, same shifters and cables, best $60 I ever spent!

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