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  1. #1
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    Nov 2006

    New question here. best shifter for rapid-rise 970 rear derailleur

    Thanks in advance, I've got a 970 low-normal rear derailleur (rapid rise), and have been told that the new 970 shifters might not work, supposedly non-reverse shifting (whatever that means) ?!

    Anybody out there have any suggestions on the best shifters to go with this rd? I've got an xt up front...

    Thanks again

  2. #2
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    Jun 2004
    Not sure where you got your info from, but it is incorrect. All Shimano shifters will be compatible, even the old 7 and 8 speed stuff. The only shifters that will not work are the SRAM X series, they pull twice as much cable, get the Rocket or Attacks if you decide to go SRAM

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