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    Shimano Shadow Plus lever setting - fire and forget?

    I'm building a new bike with an XT 786 rear mech. It's got that new clutch lever that is supposed to inhibit derailleur movement and reduce chain slap. I hear it's all the rage so I bought it without knowing much about it.

    Is this something you turn on and off during a ride, like a shock CTD setting or something? Or is it more like you flip it on and don't turn it off unless/until you need to remove the rear wheel?

    Are there other times when you would want to turn it off?
    The 29er experiment proved that 26" wheels were just fine and that 650b wheels are completely unnecessary.

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    Off is really only to allow you to easily remove/install the rear wheel.
    Slowly slipping to retrogrouchyness

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    ... or when you want to remove the chain for cleaning.

    Although I did try riding the bike with the clutch off, thinking it would just act like a normal non-clutch RD. But, I dropped the chain a couple of times, so I always ride with the clutch on now...
    Last edited by PerthMTB; 04-10-2013 at 04:11 AM.

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