Here is our second option for riders that are looking for Touring (Commuting) gears, Road bars & STI shiftelevers. In this example we have used Shimano Tiagra ST-4703 shifters with Deore FC-T611 Crank 48x36x26.
– How did you do it? STI shiftlevers can’t work with triple mtb crankset.
– It works!
– No, Shimano says it doesn’t.
– It can be done and it works perfect. The only thing you have to use is the Shiftmate 7 of Jtek.
– Install Shiftmate 7 at the end of your cable and before your cable stop. This small part takes the cable and transforms it from “short pull” to “long pull”, so you can install an mtb derrailleur. So, if you have installed an mtb derrailleur you can choose any mtb crankset. Sometimes you may have to use an extra cable adjuster (check photo).
– Are you sure?
– Yes, it’s perfect!