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  • Best price for XT GS clutchy mech? (sulky content)
  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    Just decided to add a clutchy mech to the hemlock as I’m running out of 9-speed bits, and went to bike-discount… They’re not cheap any more! £62.50 plus p&p. My german gods, why hast thou forsaken me!

    £60 from chain reaction seems to be the best online price, just wondered if anyone knows of a better source? (they’re out of stock just now but due in soon)

    Premier Icon Mackem
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    Probikeshop have been good recently but their the XT one is 72 euro. Just get an SLX one?

    Premier Icon tang
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    I think the £ has taken a dive against the euro. The bike I was eying has gone up by 240!

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    I’ve noticed this, CRC seem to be as cheap for most bits now, and the cheapest for the mech your looking at.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Euro strengthened to 1.15 to the pound yesterday. Boss is fatalistic about it and hoping things improve before we pay bills to the European suppliers!

    Premier Icon andymac
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    Just bought one from CRC, sort of only cost me £50 by using the £75 voucher and spending £17 on pedals that i needed anyway. Well that’s how I justified it to myself!

    Premier Icon andymac
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    PS bit disappointed that the clutchy lever bit is plastic. Think I will be getting a zee for my other bike as the same lever looks metal.

    Premier Icon nigelb001
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    PS bit disappointed that the clutchy lever bit is plastic. Think I will be getting a zee for my other bike as the same lever looks metal.

    Not only is the lever metal, it is gold anodised. It’s a nice mech, no real advantage to XT other than weight. Make sure you get the correct ratio one for your cassette. The 32/36 version seems to be out of stock in a lot of places.

    Premier Icon andymac
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    Thanks for that, sold me on the Zee. Went for the XT on my trail bike as it would allow me to run 2×10 in the future if I felt like changing. Waiting for the Zee to come back in stock on CRC now.

    Premier Icon ojom
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    Sending you an email.

    Premier Icon Mackem
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    Get your zee from probikeshop, got mine last week, seems to be the only place with good prices and in stock.

    http://www.probikeshop.com/shimano-zee-shadow-32-36-rd-m640-ss-10-speed-rear-derailleur-short-cage/80196.html

    Premier Icon chives
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    Got my XT one from Tweeks (it was a few months back).

    Premier Icon warpcow
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    The Zee lever is plastic too, gold plastic, but still plastic.

    Premier Icon nigelb001
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    The Zee lever is plastic too, gold plastic, but still plastic.

    Hmmm…looks and feels like metal to me, also a couple of mag reviews have commented on the ‘metal’ lever.

    Premier Icon warpcow
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    The one in front of me right now is very definitely plastic. I’d assume it’s from an early batch (preordered it so I had it as soon as they were available) so they might have changed since.

    Premier Icon andymac
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    German sites look good again. CRC have just put up the price of the XT mech to £75! Cassettes and Zee mech gone up £10 as well.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The Bikechain have sorted me out, cheers chaps! I dedicate this X9-XT-9-10-speed fiasco to you.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    having just seen the difference between the SRAM & Shimano one I’m laughing a little. The SRAM has a button to hold the mech back when you pop the wheel out. It pops back when you push mech back or bounce bike. Very clever simple solution.

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