One for the Zesty owners – can I use a non-shadow rear mech??

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  • One for the Zesty owners – can I use a non-shadow rear mech??
  • Crag
    Member

    As above, I’ve recently got a Zesty frame and am in the process of building it up.

    The only rear mech I have at the moment is a non-shadow XT which when attached (not cabled up yet) looks like it will foul the carbon protector. Will it make any difference if I just remove the carbon or is there any more to it than that?

    Don’t really want to drop 50 notes on a new mech if I can help it. Thanks in advance.

    Premier Icon ben
    Subscriber

    It will work fine, you just need to remove the carbon protector.

    Cheers
    Ben

    leebaxter
    Member

    i tried this, however the mech banged on the dropout. it was a 105 road mech, so i reckon most non shadow mechs will be un suitable.

    hughjengin
    Member

    I have a an X9 groupset which I was going to migrate over to my Zesty soon. Having plans to build my other bike with a new 2×10 X0 or XT and swap the full 9 spd X9 groupset to the Zesty. Surely Lapierre wouldn’t design a frame which is dedicated to Shimano shadow types only.
    In respect to the carbon guard I was planning to just space it out as necessary.

    Crag
    Member

    Thanks for the posts guys, even if I am none the wiser. I suppose I’ll just to have to give it a go. Whats the worst that could happen!

    The carbon guide clips my short cage X9, just enough to prevent it getting into 10th gear. Would need quite a bit of spacing (and probably longer bolts) for it to clear, I took it off.

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