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  • Premier Icon bigshep
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    That’s what I use 🙂

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    Same here

    finners
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    Can I use a Zee free ride mech with a 1×10 setup with t-Rex ring?

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    IME it wouldn’t work properly

    Broke three Zee mechs trying to get it right – although the mechs were made of cheese. Chain line, b-tension all have to be perfect and once it does work, any little issue causes skipping gears / slipping chains

    YMMV tho – others got it to work fine

    XT medium cage is perfect for me so I’ll stick with it

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Ahem. Chain length – not line

    Premier Icon domderbyshire
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    I use a Zee FR mech with a T-Rex on my Trance and it’s been excellent.

    eulach
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    I’m still a bit dubious about this working. Any tips for setting it up other than getting the chain length spot on?

    finners
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    Hmm, mixed reviews then
    An XT medium cage was the other option.

    Just possibly on a hardtail, almost no chance on a full-sus.

    If you can the xt medium cage with a RAD plate is the most reliable/functional way of doing it short of going for the sram xx1. Anything else requires some bodging and a bit of luck 🙂

    oh – OTHER OPTION: if you’re planning on running without a chainguide then you can simply keep your granny and manually shift it down for that hour long upwards stuggle. If the up is shorter there are two options htfu. or 1×10 is not for you – it isnt for everyone! 🙂 (several ews racers run 2×10)

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    I’m using a 40t one up and a 32t narrow wide on my full suss with a zee fr mech and its working well very sensitive to chain length though wouldn’t work one link either side

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    You can buy a medium cage back plate and a rad cage for your zee. More info on the one up page

    ti456neal
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    I used a zee fr mech, 11-36 cassette fitted with 40t-Rex and 34t hope retainer ring on my covert. Worked fine, no issues other than shifting got vague as the chain got more worn, but that was mainly down to the b-tension screw being wound in so far for the t-Rex.
    I’ve got a rad cage on an XT mech now, but only cos I wanted to sharpen up the shifting, and I like the green anodising 8)

    davewalsh
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    On my spitfire I’m running a zee rear mech and there is only just enough capacity to cope with an 11-36 cassette and the chain growth of the suspension. It may work on a ht or full suss with practically no chain growth, however there’s no chance of it working on mine. Med cage xt mech is the safe option.

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