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    Xt or xtr shifters

    Am needing to replace ma shifters , any 2012 xt owners care to give a review ? I'm deciding between the xtr m980s vs the xt m780s got a deal on the xtrs just a tad $40 more than the xt

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    I love my 780's. Shifts like butter. So far, I am the only review. Haven't tried XTR's. Save your $$$$
    Shimano Deore XT SL-M780 Rapidfire Shifter Reviews

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    I have the XT's on one bike, and the XTR on the other. I would say, for $40, go with the XTR. The XT is smooth, but the XTR is incredibly smooth!

    The only other thing I can say, with my limited experience with XT (about 500 miles) is that I have had to adjust them more then the XTR's. I have around 3k on the XTR this year and haven't really had to do anything to them.

    If you can swing it, get the XTR trail rear derailleur as well. Awesome derailleur for sure, hands down better then the XTR none trail or XT.
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    hey david yeap ive got em xtr shifters just awaiting for them to arrive im on xtr shadow already not the plus though im pretty sure it'll be sweet shifting

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    I know with the previous generation 770 and 970 I like the XTR shifters better. Not that the XT's are bad in anyway. Money being what it is I say XTR shifter/XT rear der. You will keep your shifters longer then the vulnerable rear der.

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    I have both - spend the 40 bucks and get the XTR.

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