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It's much better to open the chain. Derailleurs are not really designed to be opened, and doing so can potentially ruin the derailleur. Chains might have either a lock link or a master link of some kind, find that open the chain and then thread the chain through the derailleur. If the chain does not have one of these links, you will need a chain tool to ...
Yes, you can. Front derailleurs are compatible, and you can use 10-speed oriented crankset with 8- or 9-speed chain.
Note : this is mostly based on my personal experience. Its an incredibly subjective subject, so there is no right answer. Keep in mind that in reality one level up or down will be completely unnoticeable performance difference to most riders. XT is considered the "Sweat spot" for performance, weight and durability. Probably X9 in the SRAM range. XTR and ...
The main compatibility problems arising between SRAM and Shimano is with the rear derailleurs. The SRAM numbered models (X-7/9/0/X etc) will only work with SRAM rear derailleurs (and v.v). Front derailleurs are compatible (I use SRAM shifters and an XT front derailleur). In terms of the shifters you should be fine. The only difference I can think of for the ...
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