I'm doing some upgrades to my ride and thought I should drop a note in here about shifters. My ride will have both derailleurs XT in the next week or so. When I had been trying bikes prior to buying the one I have now, I noticed a big difference between the LX driveline and the XT (my ride came with a mix of the two), especially when it came to the shifters and front derailleur.
My question is rather two-fold...first, are XTR shifters, with all those ball bearings, that much better than the XT's (and I have felt the difference between the LX's and XT's and want to go at least XT)? Second, are last years' triggers (952's) good, or should I save my pennies and get the '07's (970's) because they really are that much better?
Any and all opinions appreciated...especially from those who have ridden XT and XTR in relatively close succession (back to back) and have had experience between '06 stuff and '07 stuff.
Thanks a bunch.
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