I want to run a short cage mech on my Nickel with a 30T front ring. As it's a compact set up with a small front ring I'd like to use a short cage rear mech. I'm on 9 speed though...I could go down the Zee/Sram/spacer route, or alternatively try a short cage X7 mech? Thing is I can't find any spec that will tell me if it has the capacity (should do surely with a cassette of 11/34?)The chain grows about 24mm with the suspension fully compressed by the way, and just what length of cage is Sram's "short"...60mm? Any advice/experiences welcome!
Sram X7 rear mech short cage question please!
Have used short cage X7/X9/X0 mechs on my Voltage with 11-28 and 11-32 cassettes no problems at all. Just added a couple of links in the chain when going from 11-28 to 11-32.
Not entirely sure about an 11-34 though. My otherwise trustworthy lbs gave a sharp intake of breath when I asked them the same question and wouldn't recommend it.
Edit: apparently the maximum capacity of a short cage SRAM mech is 32 and the biggest cog is 34 teeth
Meh, go for it. I run a x9 short cage on a 1x10 set up, 32Tat the front, 12-36 at the back. All works fine. Short cage mechs look boss!
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