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.
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.