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is the latest shimano xtr direct mount front der (fd-m981) compatible with the mach 5? i think it is not but wanted to double check.
 

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the direct mount listed above is not compatible. you need to get the e-type and remove the backplate.
 

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Yep, 981 is a clamp on style. You want the E-type and if you're getting the new DynaSys version make sure your chainring's are compatible (42t max ring size).
 

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If you need a 9 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M970-E
If you need a 10 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M80-E
If you need a 10 speed double XTR FD (our frames only work with the 38T or 40T options), use the model number FD-M985-E2

the FD is available without the E-Type plate, if you buy the FD with the plate, please remove it, and use the FD screws provided with our frames.

I hope that helps!
 

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dan23 said:
If you need a 9 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M970-E
If you need a 10 speed triple XTR FD, use the model number FD-M80-E
If you need a 10 speed double XTR FD (our frames only work with the 38T or 40T options), use the model number FD-M985-E2

the FD is available without the E-Type plate, if you buy the FD with the plate, please remove it, and use the FD screws provided with our frames.

I hope that helps!
it does, i got hung up on "direct mount." some retailers dont understand that the backplate can be removed thus making it a "low direct mount."

thanks!
 
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