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    Taking the 10spd plunge

    Well, in the spirit of a new build, I have decided to go 10 speed. Replacing the XT 770 stuff w/ the new XT Dyna-sys. Going to try my exisiting crank and front shifter w/ a new medium cage rear, cassette, chain, frt derail and rear shifter. Hope to eventually pick up 24t & 36t rings for my 2x set-up. Currently I will have to live w/ the 22/32. Truthfully I could live w/ the 22t and get the 36t. Can't wait, stuff should be here Thursday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikewrench
    Well, in the spirit of a new build, I have decided to go 10 speed. Replacing the XT 770 stuff w/ the new XT Dyna-sys. Going to try my exisiting crank and front shifter w/ a new medium cage rear, cassette, chain, frt derail and rear shifter. Hope to eventually pick up 24t & 36t rings for my 2x set-up. Currently I will have to live w/ the 22/32. Truthfully I could live w/ the 22t and get the 36t. Can't wait, stuff should be here Thursday.
    Sounds great. Let us know how it works out for you. You can always pick up a Deore 36t chainring for $14....
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    The set-up is amazing. Range of gearing w/ the 11-36 & 22/32 are spot on. Shifting in the rear is so smooth and precise, reminds me of the early XTR stuff. It's the kind of shifting that made me leave Shimano and look to SRAM three years ago. The Dyna-Sys is top notch. I am using a frt shifter from a 9sp set and the xt m-770 9sp crank w/ a 10sp front derail and that too has been flawless. I highly recommend the new stuff!
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    So you're cassette is 32T largest cog?

    I was thinking of going with the 36T rear and 22T granny for those really steep climbs.
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    @myitch I am running a 22/32 crank w/ an 11-36 cassette. The 22 front-36 rear combo is very impressive and I am liking it. Once I can drop some weight(on me that is) I will more than likely do a 26/39 ring combo on the front.
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    Another ride report. Today's ride took me through some of the muddiest trail that I have ridden in years. Normally, I avoid it to keep from damaging the trail. The place we rode today has alot of horse traffic along w/ the bikers, so it seems to work out. Even packed w/ mud the Dyna-Sys stuff shifted like butter. Chain seems to be holding up under my Clyde weight and some hard shifts. I really like the new XT, it is pretty smooth.
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