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Old 01-12-22, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
"This bicycle has a short-cage rear derailleur, which shifts faster, weighs less, and has more ground (or obstacle) clearance than the usual long-cage rear derailleur.
However, the small price you pay for the above advantages is that, with the chain on the inner chainwheel and the three smallest rear cogs [note: this was out of 7 total cogs], the shorter cage won't take up sufficient slack; the chain rubs on the derailleur cage, and flops around excessively over bumps."
Why choose between a short cage and ample chain wrap?

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