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    mach 5 and xtr front derailleur

    is the latest shimano xtr direct mount front der (fd-m981) compatible with the mach 5? i think it is not but wanted to double check.

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    I'm pretty sure only the E-type fits, but hopefully someone that knows more than me will chime in...

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    the direct mount listed above is not compatible. you need to get the e-type and remove the backplate.

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    Yep, 981 is a clamp on style. You want the E-type and if you're getting the new DynaSys version make sure your chainring's are compatible (42t max ring size).
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    If you need a 9 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M970-E
    If you need a 10 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M80-E
    If you need a 10 speed double XTR FD (our frames only work with the 38T or 40T options), use the model number FD-M985-E2

    the FD is available without the E-Type plate, if you buy the FD with the plate, please remove it, and use the FD screws provided with our frames.

    I hope that helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan23
    If you need a 9 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M970-E
    If you need a 10 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M80-E
    If you need a 10 speed double XTR FD (our frames only work with the 38T or 40T options), use the model number FD-M985-E2

    the FD is available without the E-Type plate, if you buy the FD with the plate, please remove it, and use the FD screws provided with our frames.

    I hope that helps!
    it does, i got hung up on "direct mount." some retailers dont understand that the backplate can be removed thus making it a "low direct mount."

    thanks!

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