Are XT clutch mech cr@p?
Mine went after 6 months – presumably in the same way as everyone else’s did, with the clutch retaining bracket snapping.
Took 4 weeks for Ribble/Madison to replace under warranty (Madison claimed they’d never heard of the problem before!).
Very poor design. When mine goes next time I’ll be tapping a small screw into the clutch spring itself so I can tighten and then leave it (admittedly I don’t take the back wheel out very often).
Alternatively a jubilee clip might work but I’ve not looked into this yet.
I suspect a lot of riders don’t realise theirs has broken because the rest of the mech still works perfectly.Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
How many of these clutch failures are on 1×10 drivetrains? with or without range extenders?
and what is actually letting go? the spring the clutch or both together?
Is it possible the mechS are being stretched a bit too far, a bit too often?
Has this affected anyone other than XT mech users?Posted 3 years agorobinlaidlawMember
how does one re tighten a SRAM clutch mech please?
Pop off the wee round black plastic cover in the middle of the Clutch pivot (where it says “roller bearing clutch” or something similar) and tighten the huge Torx a little. (T55 I believe although you might get a smaller Torx or a 8mm hex to hold). If the arm feels like it sticks then suddenly releases when pushed forward you can undo the big Torx, which is a preload cap and either take apart and grease the innards or just drop some oil in and work it back and forth to draw the oil in.Posted 3 years ago
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