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    CX Front Mech Choice

    Ok, my cx bike has top tube routed cables.

    I'm having difficulty with front mech choice. According to shimano specs, there isn't a mech out there that will work with 38/48 chainrings and top pull cable.

    What do people out there use? At the moment I have an XT 8spd one, but I have to have the mech too high otherwise the inner part of the cage fouls on the inner chainring.

    Would a 9spd XT be better? Or XTR? Or a crappy roller an a road mech?

    Cheers,

    Leon

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    WallaWalla! Rotifer's Avatar
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    I gather you are talking about a front derailleur? Sorry, "mech" is a new term for me.
    Jeff

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    In the UK derailleurs are often referred to as "mech"s (Short for gear mechanism).

    ANywa, yup, front derailleur is what I'm talking about.

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    I ran a Deore mech with top routed cable and a 28-38-48 chainset on my old MTB frame without any problems.
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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