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    2014 Deore vs 9 spd XT Questions

    Recently just purchased a 2x10 Deore Groupset with brakes.

    Noticed the design of the RD is pretty much like an old xt rd.

    Does it mean that the 2014 Deore is technically a 2010? or Older XT?

    If yes.. sounds like a bargain then.

    Also, is it really true that the 2014 Deore is only 300grams heavier than the 2014 XT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlepitboy View Post
    Also, is it really true that the 2014 Deore is only 300grams heavier than the 2014 XT?
    I wouldn't say ONLY 300g. I don't know much about Shimano shifters/derailleurs. I just purchased my first set to try them out as I have been in the SRAM bootcamp from the beginning. I just purchased SLX shifters and rear der. The SLX is a step up from the DEORE. I can see the cost saving in the SLX der. so I doubt the Deore is yester years XT. I dont believe you will see much of a performance difference. I have a feeling that the Deore probably won't have the same life expectancy as the XT however.
    Killing it with close inspection.

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    The designs often trickle down, but materials and manufacturing techniques don't. So you can't claim an equality like that.

    Besides, you already have the group. Why worry now?
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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