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    New question here. can i use E-type front derailer on MCM frame?

    i use truvative crank, which IMO is good in most respects but shifting. the crank and derailer are set up real well, but sometimes chain suck still takes place during the races. i thought to upgrade to xt E-type front dreailer to help me out with this problem.

    so can anyone tell if my MCM frame is compatible with e-type front derailer or not?
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandal
    i use truvative crank, which IMO is good in most respects but shifting. the crank and derailer are set up real well, but sometimes chain suck still takes place during the races. i thought to upgrade to xt E-type front dreailer to help me out with this problem.

    so can anyone tell if my MCM frame is compatible with e-type front derailer or not?
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
    I have two MCM bikes, a 1997 bought in USA and a 2001 MCM team from Germany, and neither can be used with an E-type derailluer. The carbon frame will not let you put the clamp to hold the E-type from piviting front to back.

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    thanx.

    but how do you fight the chain suck problem? carbon chainstay is rather fragile.
    what crank/rings and derailer do you use? and other protective mechanism?

    thanx again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandal
    thanx.

    but how do you fight the chain suck problem? carbon chainstay is rather fragile.
    what crank/rings and derailer do you use? and other protective mechanism?

    thanx again
    I run FSA carbon pro crankset with the traditional type XTR front derailluer. Have had no problems with this set up.

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    Truvativ Rings

    Its the Truvativ rings- they are notorious for this. They are soft. My stylo team did this even after a few months, then I replaced the rings with Sugino's (any bike shop can order Suginos for you-they are very light too). It has not happened since. I just sold my MCM and I miss it already.
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