bluechair84 wrote:milfredo wrote:I've tried to keep up with the topic but excuse me if I'm deviating.
Sorry, you've missed the boat on reasoned discussion, were into headbutting and bottling now
Naw, all sounds reasonable to me. I think the people who have experienced a clutch on a particular design (yourself and smoothy) are going to be the ones who can best comment on how it affects it. I myself am moving to SC/I VPP as I've loved it in the past, but won't be going clutch on that in the foreseeable future.
If clutch potentially has a negative impact on suspension, I wonder if it's more pronounced on longer travel...
I don't think it's a cae of having a negative effect on suspension, it's just a possible point of failure, if the mech's movement is being restricted too stringently.
I'm not going to a clutch mech for the foreseeable future, but it has nothing to do with any concerns - I've just got a non-clutch 9-speed XT setup fitted earlier this year, and it's got plenty of life in it yet.
Chances are that the next one I get (in a few years, since they generally last a while) will be a clutch mech.