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    2x9 Conversion Question

    I'm going to convert to a 2x9 set-up, and my question is do I really need to change the front mech?

    I'm using Sram X9, and thought about a SLX jobbie......

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    No, you don't need to change it. All you need to do is adjust the limit screws so you can only shift between the two chainrings.
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    Cool that will do cheers.....

    So wht do Shim market the SLX as a 2x9 FD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsoki
    Cool that will do cheers.....

    So wht do Shim market the SLX as a 2x9 FD?
    To get you to spend more money

    The SLX 2x9 FD is designed around the 36t chain ring on the SLX 2x9 crankset...its yet another Shimano solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

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    Your answer here click mel
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar
    Your answer here click mel
    Cheers good info, I can now see why I may need a SLX that X9 looks a bit out of place!!!

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    Geez just don't shift to the big ring....

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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    To get you to spend more money

    The SLX 2x9 FD is designed around the 36t chain ring on the SLX 2x9 crankset...its yet another Shimano solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
    The cage has a smaller radius and does address a problem that indeed does exist, albeit a minor one. After changing to a 2X9 I've experienced fewer dropped chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    The cage has a smaller radius and does address a problem that indeed does exist, albeit a minor one. After changing to a 2X9 I've experienced fewer dropped chains.
    Been riding 2x9 for 7 years and can count the dropped chains on one hand in that time...if you experienced more dropped chains then you have an adjustment problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsoki
    Cheers good info, I can now see why I may need a SLX that X9 looks a bit out of place!!!
    You are joking, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsoki
    Cool that will do cheers.....

    So wht do Shim market the SLX as a 2x9 FD?
    many front derailliers need to be at the same height for 2x9 as they were at 3x9
    if you lower them the range is out of wack ( low is too far inward)
    I believe the SLX is designed to work either in the 3x position( high) or 2x (lower)

    like mtnbike72 said , you will probably never have any issues with a conventional fd, all you need to do is tighten the high stop so you accidently shift onto the bash guard

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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Been riding 2x9 for 7 years and can count the dropped chains on one hand in that time...if you experienced more dropped chains then you have an adjustment problem.
    No, you have a reading comprehension problem. Re-read my post.

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