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    XTR Direct Mount Front Der.

    Where can I get one of these for a 2010 Specialized Epic???

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    This particular bike takes the Direct Mount Derailleur (DMD) which is attached to the chainstay. Go to your friendly LBS and purchase a E-type XTR FD.

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    Then a direct mount front der is simply a E-type with the mounting bracket removed???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    Then a direct mount front der is simply a E-type with the mounting bracket removed???
    It is on Specialized bikes (at least the full sussys). There are at least 3 "direct mount" FD "standards" being used right now.
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    Anyone know if the XT M770 DMD top swing dual pull will work the same as the XT M771 DMD?
    Need a direct mount front derailer for a triple crank for a specialized epic. The specialized web site says the frameset comes stock with an XT M770 top swing dual pull front derailer but I can only find an XT M771 DMD after market. I'm confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    It is on Specialized bikes (at least the full sussys). There are at least 3 "direct mount" FD "standards" being used right now.

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    Try this...

    All you need to find is an XT front der. type E-mount. Unbolt the E-mount bracket and you will have a DMD der. This is what I did with an XTR FD M970-E for my Epic. Here's a link from Shimano for the XT E-type :

    http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont..._mountain.html

    I am sure that you can order one anywhere. I saw one on eBay today also...

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    Interesting. Thanks, that is good to know. I am still curious as to whether the M770 comes in an aftermarket direct mount. Although maybe the specialized web site has it mis-labeled M770 and it is actually an M771.
    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    All you need to find is an XT front der. type E-mount. Unbolt the E-mount bracket and you will have a DMD der. This is what I did with an XTR FD M970-E for my Epic. Here's a link from Shimano for the XT E-type :

    http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont..._mountain.html

    I am sure that you can order one anywhere. I saw one on eBay today also...

    'hawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixeight
    Interesting. Thanks, that is good to know. I am still curious as to whether the M770 comes in an aftermarket direct mount. Although maybe the specialized web site has it mis-labeled M770 and it is actually an M771.
    Short answer: No.

    If your Epic does not have the FD mount on the seat tube, it does not use what Shimano calls "Direct Mount" (M771-D).

    As stated above (several times) Specializes DMD uses an E-type FD (M770-E) with the BB mounting bracket removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Short answer: No.

    If your Epic does not have the FD mount on the seat tube, it does not use what Shimano calls "Direct Mount" (M771-D).

    As stated above (several times) Specializes DMD uses an E-type FD (M770-E) with the BB mounting bracket removed.
    M771-D


    M770-E
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    Now it is all clear. I was not understanding what a direct mount meant. Thanks 'hawg and shiggy. An E-type front derailer is what I will buy.

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    I bought a Scott Scale RC frame, and would like to use my Shimano XTR set. Problem is the seat tube is 38.2mm, so Front Derailleur will not fit. I thought that i could use E-TYPE (FD-M970E), but if i use the BB Plate, it's impossible to fix the screw.
    Anybody knows if it will work to takeout the BB Plate like the in the Epic?

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