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    Anyone running clutch derailleur with shimano 38/24 2X10 with 2x guide?

    The "Hey Ibis/mrp..." thread has gotten so long and convoluted that I though that this question warranted a new thread.

    I'm running shimano 2x10 with the mrp 2x guide. (11-36 in the back.) I still frequently drop the chain and the 2x guide makes it all the more annoying. I have an XT medium cage shadow plus clutch rear derailleur on order. Will this solve my problem, at last?

    Can anyone that is running the 2x guide/clutch derailleur combo report zero chain drops?

    Could i even remove the noisy chain guide and hope that the clutch derailleur alone will solve the problem?

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    Circles
    Last edited by circlesuponcircles; 10-08-2012 at 11:57 PM.

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    I'm on a Mojo wiht XTR 2x10 and XTR Shadow Plus derailleur and no guide. It's a bliss. No chain drops the past six months and the bike is super silent. The clutch rear derailleur is one of the most remarkable innovations recent years in my opinion.

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    Good to hear. When I get the clutch derailleur I plan on removing the guide part of the MRP 2x guide/bash combo. (I'll keep the bash on to protect tahat $80 chainring!) If that doesn't do it, i can always put the guide back on. If that doesn't do it i don't know what I'll do.

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    Same here. 2 months HD 2x10 and 1 year tranny 1x10 with shadow plus/no chain guide. No dropped chains/suck compared to many before.

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    With the same setup of 2x10 on 38/24 front and 11/36 rear I use a e13 heim2 guide and drop the chain quite often on rougher downhills - annoying. A few days ago I added the 2013 XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur long cage, but wasn't able to ride yet. Next weekend promises some 8'000meters downhill on two days, so that will be a proper test. I'll report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerberos View Post
    With the same setup of 2x10 on 38/24 front and 11/36 rear I use a e13 heim2 guide and drop the chain quite often on rougher downhills - annoying. A few days ago I added the 2013 XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur long cage, but wasn't able to ride yet. Next weekend promises some 8'000meters downhill on two days, so that will be a proper test. I'll report.
    ==> Plain awesome, fantastic! That was a heavy weekend with endless rough trails and downhills. My leg hurts, my back hurts, my fingers hurt, my arms hurt, but I didn't drop my chain once. I didn't dare to expect this. I love my HD even more with the Shadow Plus.

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    I ran the clutch XTR rear derailleur with a 1x10 and no guide for several months with no drop. Then suddenly I started getting drops and I would get 3-4 every ride..I was even getting them while riding on paved a paved greenway. So I decided to go back to a 2x10 and put the front derailleur back on.

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