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Front Derailleur Compatibility(2 posts)

Front Derailleur CompatibilityMTJ
Sep 26, 2003 12:31 PM
I know this question has been answered DOZENS of times on this forum, but I can't seem to find any postings at the moment.

Will mountain front derailleurs work with STI levers? I'm upgrading from my '00 Kona JTS, but this time I am doing a 29" mountain bike (Karate Monkey) with drop bars. I want to use 105 STI levers and XT derailleurs with my old Syncros chromoly crank. I assume it will work, but I don't want to assume before I buy the rest of the parts. Is the spacing right for the chainrings on the mtb crank? Is the cable leverage the same?

Short version - will it work?
re: no problemsrichpierce
Sep 27, 2003 9:01 AM
It will work no problem