- short or long cage mech?
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 😀Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
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.Posted 5 years ago
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