front xtr shifter on xo derailleur

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michel2
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by michel2

im in the procces of chancing from xo to xtr and im wondering if a xo front derailler works on a xtr shifter ?
thanks mick

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by andrewh8877

M970 and older will, not sure about M980.
Rears won;t work though.

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by sstefanov

All front derailleurs/shifter combos should work between SRAM and Shimano.

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by michel2

thanks !

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by DavidR1

Stefan- does that include road derailleurs with XTR shifters? I would like to use a Dura Ace front dérailleur with my new build.

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by Sonny

7900FD+M980 shifter works well on 2 chainring (middle+small)

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by DavidR1

Thanks Sonny, this is what I plan on running. Any modifications to the derailleur needed?

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DavidR1 wrote:Thanks Sonny, this is what I plan on running. Any modifications to the derailleur needed?

nothing to modify - install, adjust and ride !! :thumbup:
(keep the M980 shifter on 3X mode)

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by DavidR1

Sonny wrote:(keep the M980 shifter on 3X mode)


Why is that? Will it not pull enough in 2X mode.

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by Sonny

DavidR1 wrote:
Sonny wrote:(keep the M980 shifter on 3X mode)


Why is that? Will it not pull enough in 2X mode.

From my experience, cable pull of 2X mode is not enough, just keep it in 3X mode and adjust the H screw to limit the fd to reach the middle ring is ok.

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