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I know little about Shimano, so please forgive a possibly dumb question. I am thinking of using 105 triple shifters and FD with a Sugino 46/36/22 crank and then an XT RD with a larger cassette, say up to 34. Would this work? I have a Campy triple with the Sugino crank and a 12/29 Campy cassette, and it works great. But I would like to go lower for a touring bike.

Will the 105 work for this? I'm also open to any other thoughts or suggestions for ways to go to a 34 or 36 cassette with a brifter and the Sugino triple.

Thanks a lot.
 

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As long as you use a 9 speed XT derailleur the rear will shift fine.
^^THIS^^ You must use a 9-speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur with either 9-speed or 10 speed Shimano shifters.
The 10-speed MTB derailleurs won't work properly with road shifters.
 

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Thanks, folks. I've been thinking it should work. I appreciate your comment about the 9 speed rear derailleur.

Is it also true that Shimano is doing away with the 9 speed drivetrain, and going almost entirely to 10 speed?
 
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