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Old 01-12-22, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
Interesting! It's also worth remembering that even with the triple crank, the total range of these drive trains was still pretty narrow. The one with the short cage derailleur had 24-36-46 chainrings and 12-26 7 spd freewheel, so the derailleur capacity that you'd ideally want is only 36. The short cage XT DR was specced conservatively by Shimano as a max capacity of 28.
I'd read 30 somewhere. I think it was the shimano PDF
Where'd you come up with the cassette gears used? I counted 12-28 from the photo
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