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  1. #1
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    Reputation: Teigansdad's Avatar
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    Best shimano front derailleur for double ring set up?

    Hey guys/gals

    switching my Jamis Dakar to a double ring set up in front...My swingarm won't let me get to the recommended ft derailleur height of 1-2 mm above the largest ring (went down to 38T for big ring) without hitting the bottom of the ft derailleur. Currently have a SLX on the bike but have a XT at my disposal that I can pull off one of the other bikes. They look pretty similar (from a cage stand-point). Any suggestions?


  2. #2
    Never trust a fart
    Reputation: frdfandc's Avatar
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    SLX or the XT will work fine. Just pick.

  3. #3
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    Can any front mech be stopped down to work with a 2x10 setup or is it a bad idea?

  4. #4
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    You really do not need to lower the derailleur, just leave it at the height for a triple (44t) chainring. However, if you'd like to have it lower for your 2 ring setup, the SLX FD-M665 has a shorter cage designed for a 36t should work fine on a 38t too.

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