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    Replace X.9 Rr Der for Shimano XTR M960

    Replace X.9 Rr Der with a Shimano XTR Rapid Rise M960 on a 2009 Roscoe?

    And the same for the Fr Der... X.7 with Shimano XTR Top Swing M960?


    Opinions?

    Or, should I just let this deal go (both for $98. brand new)
    and wait until I can afford a 970 Series XTR/possibly X.0 set-up?
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    You'll need to change to Shimano shifter with the switch in the rear derailleur, for the front your shifter will be fine. The SRAM and Shimano rear derailleurs use a different amount of cable pull is the reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    You'll need to change to Shimano shifter with the switch in the rear derailleur, for the front your shifter will be fine. The SRAM and Shimano rear derailleurs use a different amount of cable pull is the reason...
    Thanks BFFL,

    Too much work right now.

    Maybe I'll just buy the Rr. Der. and stowe it until I upgrade shifters later on.

    I'll definitely buy the Fr. Der. That's a given. That Fr. Der. is getting upgraded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
    Replace X.9 Rr Der with a Shimano XTR Rapid Rise M960 on a 2009 Roscoe?

    And the same for the Fr Der... X.7 with Shimano XTR Top Swing M960?


    Opinions?

    Or, should I just let this deal go (both for $98. brand new)
    and wait until I can afford a 970 Series XTR/possibly X.0 set-up?
    Just go with X.0, then you dont also have to switch shifters.

    If you do go Shi(t)mano, then you will have to change shifters. If you do go with XTR DO NOT get rapid rise. With normal shifters the indexing will be backwards. In other words; the trigger will make it shift up (easier) and the thumb will make it shift down (harder)....its weird.

    Rapid Rise was developed for DHers so they can "slam" like 5 gears at once with the thumb. It was also developed for the dual control shifters like so the "make it harder" control was pushing up on both the front and rear der.'s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Just go with X.0, then you dont also have to switch shifters.

    If you do go Shi(t)mano, then you will have to change shifters. If you do go with XTR DO NOT get rapid rise. With normal shifters the indexing will be backwards. In other words; the trigger will make it shift up (easier) and the thumb will make it shift down (harder)....its weird.

    Rapid Rise was developed for DHers so they can "slam" like 5 gears at once with the thumb. It was also developed for the dual control shifters like so the "make it harder" control was pushing up on both the front and rear der.'s.
    Good to know.

    Thank!

    I'll ride with what I got for now (although I'm pretty sure that my fr der will be changed soon).

    I'm going to use the Roscoe III as the standard of what I want my end product to be.

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