10 speed with clutch mech.

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10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby widge34 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:08 pm

Does anyone run a 10 speed set up with a clutch mech and single ring up front?if so. Do you use a chain guide or does the clutch on the mech do a good enough job of keeping chain on.
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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:45 pm

Wouldn't bother with a clutch mech. Just does what a £25 chain tensioner does.

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:50 pm

Perhaps from a retention pov, but not slap.

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 19:02 pm

Seems an awful length to go to to eliminate some noise that most people don't even notice when riding.

Especially with a cheap chainstay protector.

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby njee20 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:14 am

If you need a mech anyway, why not? I'd get one.

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby widge34 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:30 am

njee20 wrote:If you need a mech anyway, why not? I'd get one.


Exactly. I'm going to 10 speed from 9 so I need a new mech. The clutch mechs arn't that much dearer if you shop around, so why not get one.
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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby The Rookie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:40 am

You will need a chain guide....even the factory riders use them......

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby widge34 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:00 am

Just going to go with a top chain guide. Should be fine for single track riding.
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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby njee20 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 pm

Yep that's the consensus.

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby lawman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 15:22 pm

I love my Xtr clutch mech, the shifting is perfect, theres no noise from the drivetrain what so ever and tbh I could probably get away with just a top guide on the HD now, will definitely put a zee mech on the 456 over crimbo!!

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby Northwind » Mon Nov 26, 2012 19:16 pm

Advantage of a full guide- better chain control
Advantage of a clutch mech- less weight. Less moving/wearing parts. Less things to set up. Less noise. Less drag. Less expense (assuming you need to buy a mech)

Now the chain control thing sounds like a big deal, but in practice I've not found it to be. The chain does fall off mine sometimes, but it's never been while I was riding. it's slightly irritating to lift the bike over a fence, or crash, or similiar and have the chain fall off but it's not really a big deal.
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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby dusk » Mon Nov 26, 2012 20:39 pm

I've got an X0 type 2 and the benefits are:

More positive shifting feel
quieter drivetrain
cage lock makes rear wheel removal sooooo much easier
and I haven't lost my chain

I'm sold on them
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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby Sheppy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:47 am

I've got the X9 type 2 clutch mech. Doesn't really seem any better for chain slap than an ordinary one tbh... Still get a lot of noise. Saying that I would probably still take it over the non-clutch one as someone said before it's easier to get the wheel off and the price difference is very little. Other than that can't say I'm impressed.

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Re: 10 speed with clutch mech.

Postby widge34 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:34 pm

dusk wrote:I've got an X0 type 2 and the benefits are:

More positive shifting feel
quieter drivetrain
cage lock makes rear wheel removal sooooo much easier
and I haven't lost my chain

I'm sold on them



Clutch locked on or off to remove wheel?
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