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I have a set of XTR STI's (disc brake ones) that I got used. Unfortunately they have a lot of slop in the pivots, so much so that one has to move them a fair amount more to be able to shift.

Has anyone encountered this? Is there a way to fix this? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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If they're like previous generation Shimano brifters, you're supposed to buy new ones ;) Sorry, I couldn't resist. Maybe one of the guys with access to Shimano parts can advise...
 

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You probably got one of the very early early generation 965's which were somewhat loose. After the first few months they made them a lot a lot firmer same as the LX/XT's. I got one of the first ones to come out that were the same. Later on I got another set for another bike which was clearly firmer. I found that while you can tell the difference testing the bike stationary, once you ride there is no real perceptible difference in feel or shifting.
 
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