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    Installing XT front derailleur on 2013 Stumpy FSR

    I want to upgrade the SRAM X7 front derailleur to a Shimano XT on my 2013 Stumpy FSR so I purchased a E type 2x10 to replace the front.

    Can someone let me know how I can replace the derailleur? Do I need to pull the drive side crank to replace the derailleur or can I access the screws without the chain rings interfering?

    Thanks

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    You need to pull the cranks. You need a big ass allan wrench for breaking the bolt loose on the cranks. While you got things apart check your bottom bracket bearings for wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevjer1 View Post
    I want to upgrade the SRAM X7 front derailleur to a Shimano XT on my 2013 Stumpy FSR so I purchased a E type 2x10 to replace the front.

    Can someone let me know how I can replace the derailleur? Do I need to pull the drive side crank to replace the derailleur or can I access the screws without the chain rings interfering?

    Thanks
    I'm thinking about doing the same thing on my 2014 Camber Comp Carbon - did you notice much of a differance?

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    I like the higher end Shimano stuff just for consistency. I had to pull the crank. I have since gone to a 30t raceface NW chainring and a 40t one up ring with Radr cage.

    I did find the shifting good last season with the XT front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevjer1 View Post
    I like the higher end Shimano stuff just for consistency. I had to pull the crank. I have since gone to a 30t raceface NW chainring and a 40t one up ring with Radr cage.

    I did find the shifting good last season with the XT front.
    My older StumpJumper Comp had everything XT and it worked great for years. My Sram X7 FD keeps hanging up going to my large chainring - even after numerous bike shop adjustments. The XT FD isn't too expensive so I'm really thinking to change it to a XT like my rear derailleur.

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    Sram FD not all that impressive as a whole. Shiamno for the win. You should use the same hardware that is with your sram fd if it is a straight swap

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    You will need a 10mm allen wrench and will have to re-use the mounting bracket the current SRAM FD uses.

    I also upgraded to the XT and was much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t3mplar View Post
    You will need a 10mm allen wrench and will have to re-use the mounting bracket the current SRAM FD uses.

    I also upgraded to the XT and was much happier.
    Thanks - I'm going to do it on Thrusday!

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