Setting up my bike. Tried using a shimano XT RD.... Didn't work. Would a regular road RD with a medium cage work fine or do I need a MTN one. Running either a 11x26 or 11x28 cassette with a 36…Continue
"We need a little more info to help you out. If you are using road shifters then a shimano XT RD will not work if it is 10 speed. If it is a 9-speed it should shift fine with Shimano Road shifters. That derailleur will handle any…"
"Gonna need more info than this to help you out. Which XT RD are you talking about - 9 or 10 speed? 9 speed should work fine with any road shifters, as long as they're not 11 speed. If the RD is 10 speed, it won't work…"
Setting up my bike. Tried using a shimano XT RD.... Didn't work. Would a regular road RD with a medium cage work fine or do I need a MTN one. Running either a 11x26 or 11x28 cassette with a 36 front.. Lots of help needed
"I say go with a mix of tires, Like a Kenda Kommando or Sland 6 in back and a Panaracer Crossblaster or Clement PDX up front. This will tackle most of the loose, dry conditions pretty handily. Vee Rubber's X-C-X should take care of most…"
"Gearing depends on what your typical courses look like and if you are more of a low cadence masher or a high rpm spinner. I run a 38 with usually an 11-26 or 11-28 in back. I find it works pretty well for most of the courses I race.…"
"Well, since no one else has spoken up I'll say this. I was just playing with a gear calculator and a 42t front ring with a 32-11t cassette (which my not be possible) gives you almost the exact same range as a 36/46 with a 12-27t cassette.…"