May 26, 2003 7:20 PM
|I am building up a flat bar road bike out of some spare parts I have lying around. Here's the question I need help with. Can you use Shimano MTB 9 speed shifter's such as deore, lx, xt or xtr to control shimano 105 triple front and rear derailleurs? I know shimano makes a 9 speed brake and shifter group that is specific to road bikes with flat bars, but I prefer to use the MTN stuff if it will work.
Some specific details of the possible build-up if they will help in answering/advising.I'm looking at a 52cm CAAD5 road frame, cannondale expert ex triple road cranks 30/42/52, ultegra 12-27 cassette, 105 triple frt and rr derailleurs, zoom brahma bars and shimano deore brake/shifter combo. Will it work? Thanks in advance for your comments.
|re: Shifter Question's||eddie m|
May 26, 2003 7:40 PM
|Harris Cyclery at www.sheldonbrown.com has an article on compatibility of Shimano components.|
|Who plays well with who?||pitt83|
May 27, 2003 6:01 AM
|link from www.branfordbike.com ahs a chart. Not sure if it includes the MTB stuff.|
|It will work, for sure, on the front...||TFerguson|
May 27, 2003 2:35 PM
|and I believe it will work on the rear. I also believe that the "flat bar road bike" shifters are relabelled Deore.
I built a flat bar with XRT brifters, Ultegra front and XTR/XT rear. Works great.
MTB rears are commonly used with road brifters for touring/CX. If the cable pull is right for this, I don't see why it wouldn't for MTB shifters and road rear.