Specialized & DMD Front mech – Adapters needed ?

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  • Specialized & DMD Front mech – Adapters needed ?
  • pacerc100
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    Just trying to fit a Shimano XTR DMD front mech onto an 2011 Epic. Looking at the manual there is 2 small adapters, see image –

    Do I need those two pieces as I dont have them ?. What I have done is on the longer bolt (right one in the picture) I have put that through the mech and then with the frame came a washer/spacer which I have put on the back of the mech. Then I bolted the mech to the DMD mount that came with the frame. Is that right ?, I dont want the mech moving around when riding and I guess that’s what those two parts would stop.

    Anyone know , I want to go ride the thing !.

    pacerc100
    Member

    Bump – Anyone know the answer ?

    renton
    Member

    I had the same issue with a 2011 pitch. Ideally you do need them as they put the mech in the right place to shift properly on the front chaining. I found the mech would twist slightly on the dmd mount when trying to tighten it up without them.

    pacerc100
    Member

    Thanks Renton. Where did you manage to source them from as I am struggling at the moment to find some.

    Premier Icon slowboydickie
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    I was told you buy an e type shimano front mech and remove the bracket.

    renton
    Member

    I couldnt find any for the life of me so sold the bike instead !! A bit drastic but it was proper pissing me off !

    Premier Icon schnor
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    I was told you buy an e type shimano front mech and remove the bracket.

    This. IIRC you only need these spacers (which *should* have come with the bike / frame) if it’s a non e-type shimano mech and I think one of the three SRAM S1/S2/S3 variants. I’d imagine adding something like a 5mm nut / spacer either side between the mech and adaptor should work.

    [edit]

    Found a link over on MTBR which is like your problem, although with a different mech, it has a good photo near the bottom of the page

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