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    Difference between XTR 9 speed and 10 speed front derailleurs

    I know the new Shimano 10-speed shifters are not compatible with 9-speed derailleurs, but what about the front shifters and derailleurs?

    I currently have a 9-speed XTR front shifter (M970) mated to an E-type SLX front derailleur (FD-M665) that works flawlessly.

    I want to switch out the front shifter for one of the newer Shimano XTR front shifters (M980). Will this work? Or does the newer XTR front derailleur pull a different amount of cable?

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    Why do you intend to switch it?? For me, I just want my M970 still used for my 10sp groupset so that I don't have to change all the setup..

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