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    Can I run 3x9 setup on 2011-2012 Scalpel?

    Can I put 3x9 setup on 2011-2012 Scalpel. Obviously there should be no problem with RD, shifters and BB30 cranks, but what about FD? I have XTR 970 with high clamp, but new scalpels use direct mount FDs... and it seems like seat tube is not exactly round?

    I would very much appreciate if someone could post some pics of real-life setups!

    Thanks for the answers ))

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    You may be able to run a Shimano E-type derailleur. This mounts between the bottom bracket and the crankset. However, you will need a BB30 adapter because it requires a proper flange.

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    Shimano still make 3 ring setups and I sure hope they have Direct Mount front derailleurs. E-Type wont work with a BB30 crankset...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    Shimano still make 3 ring setups and I sure hope they have Direct Mount front derailleurs. E-Type wont work with a BB30 crankset...
    actually I could not find direct mount 3x9 FDs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    Shimano still make 3 ring setups and I sure hope they have Direct Mount front derailleurs. E-Type wont work with a BB30 crankset...
    What about with an adaptor that allowed you to run an Octalink BB?

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    what would stop you using your current front dee in a triple config? wouldnt the limiter be on the front shifter? cant be that hard to find a triple crank using bb30. the hollowgrams can be used as a triple.

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    ehi guys stop having troubles !!

    Shimano with its Etype go one step beyond years ago.

    an E type can be "disassembled" : withouth the BB plate , it become a DM S3 derailleur

    the one we need for Scalpel mount.

    so remove the plate and the 2 bolts and install it .

    look it without plate
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    FIRENZE rulez !!
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    and look on board from Alex' bike


    mod XTR M970 E-Type FD - 18.08.09 #3435 v2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    hurry up , stiil on pc ? go to work in garage on the bike

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    and this shimano xt 9sp m771 direct mount? will work too correct? on a 3x9 system on a 2012 scalpel? i gotta found the correct fd too for this frame.




    the etype version is like this one?



    both versions will work on the 2012 scalpel?
    Last edited by Ginbraiba; 10-12-2011 at 08:52 AM.

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