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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Hey all,

Having managed to get myself back into MTB (last time I rode properly was in 97) I feel totally lost now...

I've just bought the Muni-mula that D_XZ is selling and want to build it up using XTR as much as poss... my questions are...

The current mechs are: LX Front, Deore rear, HG50 9 speed cassette..
1. Will any 9sp chain be fine?
2. I presume I can upgrade parts to XTR in stages rather than all at once? eg XTR rear mech with existing kit?
3. Is any of the XTR kit only compatible with XTR?

Think thats it for now but sure there will be more!

Cheers

Phil


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Which XTR? As long as you stick with 9spd, everything's interchangeable. The only weirdy is that M950 cranks only go on M950 BBs.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:48 pm 
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OK cool, thanks...

Is there a wiki anywhere with all the different XTR generations?

Thanks

Phil


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:57 pm 
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This is pretty much the bible

http://www.mombat.org/Shimano.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:09 pm 
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Just what I wanted - thanks!

Will a pre 9sp rear mech work on a 9speed system?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:18 pm 
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yes, generally, unless its a 6 speed or road mech or similar i believe

i have used deore lx mechs that are '7speed' on a 9 speed setup
works fine


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:20 pm 
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Excellent!

Cheers everyone!


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