- Shifter / Mech compatibility
Building up a new crosser and having a bit of a headache working out compatability.
My last one had a similar set up (but 9-speed) and it worked very well so I was keen to keep it the same(ish).
I’m looking at (10-speed):
105 5700 triple sti levers
A XT ‘trekking’ triple 48-36-26
A road triple front mech (learned last time that MTB front mechs don’t work with road shifters, has this changed?)
A MTB rear mech – this was the bit causing most concern as it seems things have changed in terms of compatibility.
Any ideas whether this will work and if not what would folks recommend?
Much obliged.Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
Thinking about it I might be better just going for a long cage road mech although mtb mechs always seem a bit tougher in the mud and rocks.
Not sure there’s a lot of difference in toughness. The main difference is the biggest sprocket you can use – if you want to use a 32 then you’ll need a MTB mech on most frames.Posted 4 years ago
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