yeah, it's the shadow stuff i don't really like, i just prefer the more traditional shape rear mech. but i also sort of feel that i should go ten speed because i am building my ultimate bike and it should have the best/newest stuff.
with regards to middleburn, as far as i am concerned the shifting is good enough, don't get me wrong shimano have the r+d and shifting is awesome but i have never had any issues with middleburn (or raceface) and i tend to prefer the Sram chains myself, i'll probably run an xt cassette though.
thanks for the views though
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