- Orange five drivetrain advice
Hey ive just got myself an 2013 orange five frame built up. currently with my 2013 2×10 slx groupset the front mech was too small so i need to get a new one but after looking on the orange website have become a bit confused as it says 2×10 drivetrains wont work properly as it brings it too close to the frame.
this is from the orange website;
“2x 10 Specific
True 2×10 specific mountain bike chain sets with compact chain rings (normally 28-42T or 26-38t) are available from both Shimano and SRAM. Most of these chainsets have a narrower Q factor than a triple chainset.
This means that the chain rings sit in closer to frame. This combined with the position of the pivots and tolerances on our handmade frames mean 2×10 specific chainsets are not compatible with our frames.”
So im just wandering the best course of action do i stick with my 2×10 will it work ok? or should i get the slx triple take the top ring off and fit a bash gaurd ( think this would be good to do eventually anyway, but be good if dont have to do it right away)
Also looking i see these etype derailleurs would that be a good choice, looks like it could be less in the way and works with some chain guides right?
another thin i was thinking of doing was going 1×10 but if the q factor of my 2×10 cranks is to close to the frame id still need new cranks anyway right? and i do like my granny gear for long hill climbs so dont think im really ready for that just yet.
I hav seen the extra large 42teeth cassette ring to convert to 1×11 but i cant find a shimano 11speed shifter so is that only possible with sram?
any advice muchly appreciated. thanks in advance 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got 2×9 on two Fives here. On the trail they both work absolutely fine, however on the work stand (shock fully extend) the chain can catch on the swingarm.
This is what’ll happen if you someone manage to make a right arse of the setup, then keep using it for some reason:
Posted 4 years ago
Hey guys managed to fit a front derailleur and test the gear shifting, it doesnt catch 🙂 it is a little close but i think it has enough clearance, looking at bikes onliny and even with the triples it still seems a bit close i may even try with my mates triple see the difference 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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