Chain device or clutch rear mech?

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monster-mash
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Chain device or clutch rear mech?

Postby monster-mash » Sat Nov 17, 2012 13:49 pm

I am in the position where i fit a traditional chain device for my 1 x 10 set up or go different and try the new clutch system fitted to shimano's XTR rear mechs. Its a new build so gotto get a rear mech anyway.

Anyone tried the clutch rear mechs?

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Re: Chain device or clutch rear mech?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 13:57 pm

Yes, but slx now come in that too. Not 170 of xtr

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Re: Chain device or clutch rear mech?

Postby monster-mash » Sat Nov 17, 2012 15:10 pm

SLX too mmm 8) did notice Xt anyway its the concept that I want info on - will I drop the chain using the clutch rear mech or should i go chain device up front :?

Thanks dude

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Re: Chain device or clutch rear mech?

Postby sandy771 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 17:21 pm

I have the shadow plus slx and love it - tried a couple of bionicons but they both broke (no hassle getting money back off bionicon - v happy with their customer service) - just done a long weekend in Wales and never lost my chain on any of the downhills, last time I lost it about half a dozen times over the weekend.

Front gera changing is very heavy though as the clutch only works on the rear mech.

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Re: Chain device or clutch rear mech?

Postby Slow1 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 20:30 pm

Thinking of doing the same. Am running 2x10 with a rubbish chain device. Thinking of gong to a SRAM XO or X9 type 2 with the clutch and leaving the chainguide roller off.

Anyone tried this?
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Re: Chain device or clutch rear mech?

Postby Northwind » Mon Nov 19, 2012 01:57 am

Depends what you want to do with it...

I tried just the clutch mech on the Camber. Not good enough, maybe for pure XC stuff it'd cut it but even moderately lumpy terrain had it off.

So I added a top guide, and that works very well- much better than a top guide alone would usually work. Chain can still fall off- though mostly when not riding, frinstance when lifting over gates or pushing up sections, things like that. Or, backpedalling. Never had it come off in normal riding though.

I think if I was to put one on the big bike I'd still fit a double guide anyway tbh.
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