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Do Dura-Ace 9-sp barend shifters only work with..(7 posts)

Do Dura-Ace 9-sp barend shifters only work with..Slacker Joe
Dec 6, 2002 9:54 PM
Dura-Ace rear derailleurs, as Shimano's telling me in the instructions as well as on a little sticker applied to the shifter? This was news to me..

If so, what other choices are there for 9-sp barcons?
re: Do Dura-Ace 9-sp barend shifters only work with..The Walrus
Dec 8, 2002 12:49 PM
According to the matrix in the 2002 Shimano print catalogue, Ultegra and 105 (and presumably XT/XTR, etc.) are compatible with the Dura-Ace barcons (SL-BS77). I don't know why they still have all the "Dura-Ace only" verbiage; I thought they'd given that up when they went to 9-sp. Sounds like you'll just have to give them a try.

It's rubbish like this that led me to stick with 8-sp as much as possible....
re: Do Dura-Ace 9-sp barend shifters only work with..minneso
Dec 8, 2002 8:15 PM
I am currently running Ultegra / Dura Ace barcons with a 9sp Shimano XT rear derailleur, 34 tooth XT cassette and 39/53 gears up front. I have also previously run 105 flight deck shifters with XTR 8spd front, XT rear and a XTR 34 tooth cassette . Barcons can also run in friction mode if needed. My understanding is that all 9sp Shimano is compatible, heck - Dura Ace & XTR use the same chain per Shimano's web site.

hth, Eric
re: Do Dura-Ace 9-sp barend shifters only work with..flyweight
Dec 9, 2002 9:10 AM
No. You can use any 9s Shimano rear derailleur with any 9s Shimano shifter. You can also use any 9s cassette including Campy.
re: Do Dura-Ace 9-sp barend shifters only work with..atpjunkie
Dec 9, 2002 11:48 AM
running 9sp D/A bar Cons to XTR derailleurs and 8sp D/A Vbarcons to XT/XTR mix. Not a problem, haven't had a shifting error yet.
re: Not Big "S"jrm
Dec 9, 2002 3:49 PM
But kelly take-offs work with almost everything.
re: Not Big "S"atpjunkie
Dec 9, 2002 7:05 PM
true true and cool stuff