Decided to make some changes to the ride:

2X9 (Removed large chain ring)
Moved from long cage aluminum rear der cage to short cage carbon
Shortened chain
Replaced D-mount with new milled D-mount to move front der closer to chain rings
Replaced cable housing with these

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Results:
1. Better/quicker shifting
2. Lighter feeling at thumb shifter
3. Lighter weight?