short or long cage mech?

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  • poltheball
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    Out of interest, where is short cage on offer? 🙂

    robhenry85
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    crc for £100 was the best i could find (was only a 2min quick search tho)

    poltheball
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    Ah cheers 🙂

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    get 2 med X9’s

    Don’t get long it’s pointless unless you want 3 rings

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Usual advice as I understand it is long for 3x, medium for 2x and short for 1x.

    But some run a short on a 2x, though it depends on your chainrings and cogs, suspension I think too. Short as possible is better for tension to reduce a chain slapping around.

    For what it’s worth I’ve got a medium X0 on my 2×10 set up (full sus) and a short X9 on my 1×10 (hard tail).

    p.s. you smashed an X0 mech – ouch! *and* you’re replacing it with another? ! If I smash mine, I’m getting an X9. £100 cheaper 😀

    robhenry85
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    so smashed uo my mech……..

    ive got sram xo and just want to replace with that, and running 2by10

    i think i need a medium cage?

    but will the short make it better for missing them rocks that i always seem to find? and its on offer 😉

    robhenry85
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    yer i’m thinking an x9 might be the way to go, i just don’t like “down grading” even tho i bet i won’t be able to tell anyway!

    this is my current mech

    Stevelol
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    Medium, plus 1 on the x9 unless you have money to burn.

    Stevelol
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    Medium, plus 1 on the x9 unless you have money to burn.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    i’m thinking an x9 might be the way to go, i just don’t like “down grading”

    I looked into this a little while ago; the X9 and X0 are functionally identical, the only difference is the X0 uses more exotic materials for weight reduction. Save your pennies unless saving a few grams is critical for you.

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