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Old 06-07-18, 09:32 PM
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New short cage 11/36

I upgraded my Xootr Swift to a 10 speed. I bought a Shimano zee short cage, trigger shifters, 10 speed cassette and chain. I have a tremendous amount of ground clearance and it shifts beautiful. I also replaced the from chainring to 44. Total cost from Jensonusa under $125 and I did the install.
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Old 06-07-18, 09:48 PM
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Old 06-07-18, 10:04 PM
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I did this almost two years ago...

The thread documenting the switch is here.

Note that there are two Shimano 11-36 10-speed cogsets. I have the HG81, which after four years, is still shifting well. I've got the M771 in the parts bin waiting its turn...



When I decommissioned the Dash, I moved the transmission to the FSIR. Crisp, accurate shifts time after time, even through three tours.

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Old 06-08-18, 10:59 AM
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I used a short cage RD in a 1 by , decades ago ...
only 1 chain ring means you only have to cope with the wrap of big - small.
36-11 , in this case, 25 t.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I used a short cage RD in a 1 by , decades ago ...
only 1 chain ring means you only have to cope with the wrap of big - small.
36-11 , in this case, 25 t.
The good thing about these Zee (and Saint) RDs is that they are small and stubby, yet they wrap a 11-36T cogset, have a clutch that reduces chain slap, and are built tough(er) since they are meant for the knocks of Downhill.
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