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  1. #1
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    Shimano MTB front derailleur on a road bike triple

    Does anyone know if a down-pull XTR front derailleur would work with a Shimano road triple setup (D/A 7803)? I would be using D/A 7803 shifters and a 7803 triple crankset with the XTR front derailleur.

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    The official answer is no. My unofficial answer is sorta. Its not quite right, but with some fussing, you'll prolly get it to shift.

    Yer better off with a road triple front der.

    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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    Shimano MTB front derailleurs work great with bar end and down tube shifters but not so hot with indexed STI road gear. I have found them to be less than optimal and always pulled them for a road triple front D.

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