Removing unwanted part of XTR front mech

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ihanatom
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by ihanatom

Hi,
I have a new Pivot Les 29er built up with full XTR with triple front mech. This bolts directly to the frame and is the FD-M981-D model. It has cable stops for both top pull and bottom pull routing. My frame uses bottom pull so I have a useless extra piece of metal on my mech that is great for collecting mud.
Has anybody cut theirs off or is there a direct mount bottom pull version without this extra part on it available?
thanks,
Tom

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by whodesigns

I cut it off the un wanted piece on a XTR M960 front der, they only made the one model that does both top and bottom pull.
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gt5504b
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by gt5504b

Mine went under the knife too. Thankfully with the polished mixed finish on XTR it looks perfect.

ihanatom
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by ihanatom

Good to know - any pics of your handiwork?

cheers,

Tom

ihanatom
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by ihanatom

Here's my effort - looks ok.

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