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Anyone use Saint Shifters on their XC ride? Am looking into a pair. I know they are intended for DH and FR but like their looks and the fact they do not have the gear windows. Any reason not to use on a XC bike? Thanks.

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TORO1968 said:
On the current SLX and XT shifters, you can remove the gear windows (covers are included).

The only reason I'd say not to use them is the weight...
I thought weight but the site I was looking at actually has the Saints as being lighter than the XT shifters.
 

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So, did you use the Saints for XC? I was planning on the same.. Found a good deal for a 1x9 setup.. Don't see a big downside.. Am I missing something here? They weight about the same as an xt pod, and look better in my mind.
 

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Do they have shorter "throws" than the xtr's?
 

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At least the levers seemed to be a bit shorter which reduces the leverage ratio and makes shifting require a bit more force. Don't really know about throw, but I think the saint levers feel a bit more "sramish" compared to other Shimano offerings.
 
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