I was wondering if, like XTR, the gear indicators on the XT shifters can be removed? I believe mine are a 2008 model year. If they can come off (i see a screw that looks like its holding them on, is there some 'cover' that goes in place of them?
If you have older 9sp shifters you can remove the indicators without effecting the performance. It just exposes the internals to dirt. I have a set of older XT shifters that I removed the idicators from and just put a peice of electrical tape over the exposed areas. The was dirt insde the shifter when I removed them, anyways,
what brillantesdv said and because I never look at them. I don't need to see what gear I am in...if i can pedal i will down shift, if its to easy to pedal I will upshift. Less time looking at the gear indicators means more time looking at the trail = faster.
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