- Orange Speedwork – front derailleur?
Hi, does anyone know if you can set up an Orange Speedwork with a 2x front derailleur? I’m eyeing up the frameset to build a “do it all type” bike and I’m assuming I can fit a band on front derailleur, but the bike builds for sale are all 1x so just wondering if that’s significant? ThanksPosted 4 months agoads678Member
Technical info on the orange website says band on front mech.Posted 4 months ago
Yes you can fit a front mech,there’s a cable stop on the back of the seat tube. I love mine ,I built it to replace my gravel bike, nice and light (23lbs)plus you can fit a specialized purgatory 2.3 up front and a maxxis crossmark 2 2.25 out back. I ended up going for a 70mm stem to stretch out the position.Posted 4 months ago
Hi, me again. I now have the frame and maybe I should have researched this further. I can’t fathom how I’m going to route 3 different cables to the back of the bike.
The downtube has some in built cable guides underneath. Loooking at photos of 1x set up models of this bike, it looks as if both rear mech and rear brake outlets and cables route through these centrally sited guides. So I could do same with a front and rear mech cables, but where do I route the rear brake cable?
My road bike has the rear brake cable routed under the top tube, am I going have to bodge some cable guides and do the same on the speedwork?
Or should I just accept this is designed as a 1x frame and cut my losses, go down that route? ThanksPosted 3 months ago
I’d emailed sunset cycles about something else but mentioned the cable routing. A nice man gave me a call and we had a chat, it’s as per the rx9 with 3 cables routed under the down tube.
So a big thumbs up for sunset cycles (where I ordered frame from), I haven’t used them before but impressed so far.Posted 3 months ago
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