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    Updating older hardtail

    Got an older Haro Escape hardtail bike that I have enjoyed for years but it is time for new chainrings, chain and cassette. It has Shimano LX components with an XT rear derailleur. My question is should I upgrade it with XT components circa M750 series when the bike was made or do I mix in the newer M770 components with the older XT derailleur that is already there? It's a nine speed in the back. Look forward to getting this thing back up to speed. Thanks for feedback in advance.

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    I'd go with whatever components you can find the best deal on - SLX or XT. Even 10 speed if you can swing shifters too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    I'd go with whatever components you can find the best deal on - SLX or XT. Even 10 speed if you can swing shifters too.
    what he said... I've found the "better" products don't do anything better but empty your wallet faster when they break LOLOL

    look around hte net, there are still a few "kits" that are a yr or 2 old dating, but are still new and work fine.
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