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    Mach 5 FD question

    hi! i am planning to upgrade my current drive train system to the new shimano xtr, my question is will the new e-type fd low type work? anyone care to give me the part number of the compatible dynasys fd? thanks!
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    Which crankset are you looking to run? ( 2x10 or 3x10)
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    You will want to use the FD-M980-E type FD for the triple, and you can only use a 26x38 or 28x40 double on our bikes, as the FD will not clear some of the suspension link pins to allow for a larger chain ring on double cranks. You will want to use the FD-M985-E2 type FD.
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    3x10.. thanks for the info! now any suggestions on how i can change the bottom bracket to a ceramic bearing?
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    I'm not sure who sells them, maybe Enduro, or FSA. I see no reason in doing this, as it only adds weight...
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    changed my drivetrain already with the new xtr, however i was not able to change my fd.. stuck with the xt for now as my lbs has the older xtr model. i think the new one is the m985-e3 for the 3 plate crank, and the m985-e2 for the 2 plate crank of shimano.
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