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Really convoluted CX bike design(3 posts)

Really convoluted CX bike designwilier
Aug 19, 2003 6:06 PM
To be brief: Will the below work?

To be not brief: I'm planning on dumping my mountain bike... sort of. My plans were to build a CX bike on a mountain bike frame. I was going to use pretty much full ultegra except for the wheels (Hugi 240 hubs go on all my bikes). Then I decided that since I wouldn't have a mountain bike, and since I'm too much of a wimp to go up real climbs in a 30+ tooth ring, maybe I should put an XT front derailleur on with an XT Crankset.

Will the throw on the Ultegra STI work on the XT front derailleur? If not, are there any easy fixes?

Or, will the Ultegra triple front derailleur work with an XT crankset?

Yea, it will work just fine.Wheelz
Aug 20, 2003 11:27 AM
I run the same setup on my cross bike.
ran STIatpjunkie
Aug 20, 2003 5:17 PM
and XTR top pull on my cross before switching to bar ends. wasn't a function issue, just hate having to replace STI's everytime they die an early death.