- Zee rear mech question
It didn’t work with my 2×10, and I had about the most conservative 2×10 setup available (only 10t difference between front rings, hardtail so no chain growth, 11:32 cassette). It kind of, sort of, worked. To allow enough chain for big-big rings, I could only use the big half of the cassette in the smaller front chainring, before the chain lost tension and flapped around/fell off. Obviously it would work in a bind if you chose your gears carefully but it was far from ideal.
You’d be daft to buy Zee if your intention was to run 2×10.Posted 4 years ago
I never did figure out, is the Zee cage the same length as the Saint one? Because the Saint is pretty damn limited, it can’t deal with a wide ratio cassette even with single ring, on some frames- cage is just too short to take up the chain.
Zesty isn’t a very growthy frame I think? What works on one might push the limits on another.Posted 4 years agorobarnoldMember
I never did figure out, is the Zee cage the same length as the Saint one? Because the Saint is pretty damn limited, it can’t deal with a wide ratio cassette even with single ring
The cages are more or less the same length, the Zee are available in two versions for a narrow or wide range cassette. On the Saint there is a switch from DH to freeride mode. In the freeride mode it will take a 36t cassette without issues with a single ring up frontPosted 4 years ago
Nah, like I say mine can’t handle 11-34 never mind 11-36. The mode change doesn’t do much for that, it gives it the physical movement to move around the block so it shifts well, but it doesn’t give it a longer cage, which is what it needs to deal with the chain slack.
I’ve not used a Zee but if the cage is the same then the same problem will be there for other bikes with a lot of chainlength change. In my case, it’s a big, stretchy bike (224) so kind of on the extreme but once you throw in dual rings that’ll be much more demanding. Who knows, maybe that’s one of the reasons people keep destroying Zees- setting them up so they work at the sag point, then the suspension travel stretches the chain, and sproing…Posted 4 years agoalSubscriber
I have set the adjuster, as above. It just means it moves correctly over the block, it doesn’t sort the potential for chain tension issues which is down to the very short cage. 2 separate considerations.
The cage provide enough chain take up for the difference between an 11 and a 36 rear cog just fine. If you have a full sus with an especially high chain growth ratio then you may be screwed I guess, but it would be an exception rather than the rule.Posted 4 years ago
deanfbm – Member
I just make sure im not doing anything gnarly in my biggest two sprockets.
Aye, me too- only fixes really, either use a smaller cassette or ride around it (or fit a longer mech!) Going to stick an 11-28 on it for normal use which I think will work fine.Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
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