Which front mech?

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slindborg
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Which front mech?

Postby slindborg » Sun Sep 01, 2013 07:54 am

So after some idiot maintenance on my part I trashed the front mech when shifting into the top ring under load.
Managed to bend it back enough to continue the ride with only the middle ring :)

I need a new mech, don't wanna spend a stupid amount but might aswell start the upgrade path.
Its got this fitted http://cycle.shimano-eu.com/publish/con ... ntain.html

In short its a 9spd with 'mega 9' logos on the mech and its a top swing top cable entry etc.
Can a 10speed triple fit/work with the alvio sl shifter?
Is it worth picking up a year or two old xt one from the usual suspects.

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Tom Barton
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Re: Which front mech?

Postby Tom Barton » Sun Sep 01, 2013 09:38 am

Front mechs are not that expensive - you can pick up a brand new Deore/SLX offering for about £15 or less from the right place (and the XT ones are only £25)...

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1202/mtb-3-x-10.html

If you want one for less I'd start trawling flea-bay for something. :D

slindborg
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Re: Which front mech?

Postby slindborg » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:06 am

Will a 3*10 front mech work with a 3*9 setup?



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