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    anyone running shimano 10-speed mtb? ultegra flatbar shifters?

    toying with the idea...

    anyone used the ultegra 10 speed flatbar shifters? I'm assuming they are similar in function to my XTs... I would run an 11/28 dura-ace cassette as well.

    thoughts?

    I realize it wouldn't result in any huge gains, but am considering running the same wheelset on a 10 speed cx bike as well and it would simplify things/not add a lot of extra cost. It might be nice to have a few extra options too.

    I am unlikely to actually do this btw- but curious if anyone has tried it or have input.

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    it would work, the only thing you gain really is tighter cassette ratios. depends on what you want

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    You'll want to use a road front derailleur as they have a slightly different pull ratio as the MTB derailleur. The rear derailleur can be Road or MTB. Also, IRD makes up to 11-34 10 speed cassettes if you want lower gears.

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    I do run doubles on all my bikes anyways up front...

    what kind of $$$/quality/weight are we getting into with that IRD cassette? keeping the lower gears but adding more might be worthwhile (if not big weight penalty).

    what about the feel/quality of those shifters? XT?

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    The IRD Elite 11-34 ten speed cassettes come in XT level quality (alloy spider on the top 4 gears, weight is 363 grams). They're not cheap, usually about $140 but solid. They come in 11-30, 12-30, 11-32, 12-32, and 11-34.

    The R770 Flat Bar road shifters are XT level...though they do not have the double tap or the instant release of the new XT's

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