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Originally Posted by zohan
I have never seen a setup where the cable was so slack the cable just sits slap happy against the frame with zero tension on it.
I understand the functionality of ensuring the indexing is good in all the other gears and that the system shifts down to the smallest cog but shouldn't there be at least some tension on the cable?
Right now there is none.
Systems vary, and totally slack in high isn't all that rare. I can't see your bike, so don't know how slack is slack but it seems OK and normal to me.
You know the tension is OK because the RD indexes and trims correctly, you know the high limit is OK because the trim in high is OK, so what is, is and you should ride it instead of obsessing over a non-problem.
If it really bothers you, you might try backing the high limit as far as you can while still maintaining decent trim in high. Other than that you're probably seeing the result of a free running unkinked wire, so all the slack shows.
If you're skilled and it really is that important to you you might be able to improvise a bump stop in the shifter (easier with some than others) so the cam doesn't rotate as far in high, but I wouldn't bother.
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