- Is my clutch mech breaking my hanger?
Does the clutch allow the angle of the dangle to change freely enough not to load up the hanger/interfere with suspension movement?
I’m having a similar thought – that the forces trying to move the mech are too much for the hanger to cope with with a clutch and it gets fatigued/suddenly fails.Posted 4 years ago
I have a Titus FTM Carbon, about 6 weeks ago I crashed and broke the rear hanger and the mech which was a Shimano XT non-clutch type.
Replaced the hanger and got a new Shimano XT clutch mech. Two rides later on a descent I hear a strange noise, look down and the mech is hanging loose and the hanger is broken. Pretty sure I hadn’t hit it off anything and there are no marks on the mech.
Replaced the hanger again and got on with riding. Then last night on a descent, same thing! Strange noise, look down, mech hanging off. Again almost 100% sure that I hadn’t hit it off anything and no obvious damage or marks on the mech.
So is the clutch mech putting too much strain on the hanger or have I just been unlucky? Someone asked this same question on MTBR and got a bit rubbished but he had the same scenario as me changing to a clutch mech.
Should I go back to a non-clutch mech or is there something else I’m missing?
CheersPosted 4 years ago
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