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  • rob jackson
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    Clean and grease the clutch

    RealMan
    Member

    Tried that, no real difference. I think there’s a tiny bit more resistance with the switch in the on position, but nothing like it should be.

    RealMan
    Member

    Got an XT clutch mech that has been great, but all of a sudden the switch didn’t do anything (it was really easy to turn between the on and off positions, and didn’t affect the tension at all).

    I took it apart and tightened up the tension screw thing as tight as it would go, and now there is resistance switching the clutch switch to the on position, but still there’s no more tension in the mech than that of a normal mech.

    It looks to me like the band that goes around the clutch isn’t actually providing any friction, even when tightened by the cam thing. Had a look on the internet but can’t find anything similar, it seems quite weird.

    Mech still works perfectly as a normal mech, but it’s just really annoying to have to go back to the noise of chain slap, so would really appreciate any ideas.

    robarnold
    Member

    Same issue with an XTR, just had it replaced under warranty by Madison

    RealMan
    Member

    Just found out what was wrong, it was the tiny metal bit that adjusts the tension had sheared at a corner behind the clutch (so tricky to notice).

    passtherizla
    Member

    Does that mean a warranty job?

    jonk
    Member

    My XT has recently done the same – the small metal cage has broken and i need to take it back to the shop as the bike is only 5 months old.

    Haha bizarre mine has done exactly the same tonight freakish! The cam has just literally shearded off the backin it was attached too

    My xtr one previous run mint for 2 full years before selling for a medium cage xt one, 5 weeks in and out of no where this happens

    Anyone having problems with the Sram clutch mechs or is it just the superior, better designed, better made, more reliable Shimano stuff that’s falling apart?

    kimbers – Member
    biscuit powered……..

    http://forums.mtbr.com/drivetrain-shifters-derailleurs-cranks/x-9-type-2-derailleur-problems-807541.html

    Quickly skimmed that and I think it’s just some people wrecking their drivetrain by using the wrong cage length or chain length.

    I’ve got no axe to grind, I have Sram X9 on one bike and Shimano XT/XTR on the other and there’s nothing really to choose between them. Just tired of Shimano fanbois everywhere and thought I’d put the cat amongst the pigeons a bit (OK, some might call it ‘trolling’)

    patriotpro
    Member

    I’ve had SRAM and Shimano and prefer the functionality of SRAM on some stuff and Shimano with others.

    Shimano lasts better than SRAM though ime…

    GEDA
    Member

    The really thin bit of metal that tensions everything up does seem to be a bad design. I fixed mine by packing the space behind the cam with bits of plastic.

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