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Will this work?(4 posts)

Will this work?Attacoa
Oct 9, 2002 4:53 AM
Ultegra 53/39 with XT 13-34 and Ultegra or XT rd.

I'm trying to find an inexpensive alternative to a triple.
Oct 9, 2002 7:00 AM
if you want to use an ultegra rear derailleur, it has to be a long cage/triple! on my old 'cross bike, i ran ultegra cranks with an xt rear and a 12/25 for race day. since it also doubled as my mountain bike, i had an 11/32 and never had a problem. just make sure whatever r/d you choose is a long cage!
Yes, and well to!gogene
Oct 9, 2002 11:38 AM
I have used the same set-up (using Dura-Ace instead of Ultegra) on my road bike for over a year. For the best shifting with no problems use an XT rear der. You should install a longer chain too. Here is a good site to find the best Shimano prices, although I've had the best success with JensonUSA for great prices and excellent service.
Never heard of a 13-34 cogset. Know only 11-32, 11-34, 12-34.Markus_B
Oct 12, 2002 12:34 PM
And:I would chose the XT der. for I am not sure if even the triple Ultegra der. works with a 34 teeth cog.

And: Did you consider the fact that compared to a road triple with a road cogset, you will have larger gear transmission ratio differences? You may dislike that on a road bike.