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    KHS - Specs

    How about a list of SPECS from some KHS owners? Specifics like type of drivetrain (long, medium, etc, pull type)?/ Thanks

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    '09 XC604
    f/r XTR derailers
    XT 9spd cassette
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    rear derailer is a rapid rise, short
    I think the chain ix a LX
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    2008 KHS XC204-

    FD- Deore
    RD- SLX long cage
    Cassette- SRAM 970< I think????
    Crank- RaceFace Deus Limited Edition triple (but took off big ring and replaced with bashguard since I hardly use that chain ring)
    Chain- SRAM something another

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    2008 KHS XC 604

    Shifters: SRAM X.9
    FD: Deore XT
    RD: SRAM X.9 Long Cage
    Cranks: SLX
    Cassette: PG 970
    Chain: PC 971


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    08 XC-204 Build
    Shifters: Deore
    FD: Deore
    RD: M772 XT medium
    Cranks: Shimano M542 (OEM)
    Cassette: M770 XT 11-34T
    Chain: KMC X9 SL

    I've been looking for an excuse to upgrade the shifters, but they're working too good right now.

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    CFX - how do you like the SRAM 9 stuff; I've been eyeing a small build kit with the shifters and RD.

    Stupid question: How do you determine if you want a long/medium RD? Just wondering. Those of you with Shimano have mediums; yet the SRAM build is long.

    How about front forks?? Thanks

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    I believe there is a sticky in the drivetrain forum on reasons to use a short/medium/long rear derailleur. The jist of it is that the shorter the derailleur cage, the more tension the the spring is able to apply to the chain (some also say it provides crisper shifting). The downside is the shorter the cage the less amount of chain it can take up.

    I'm running a standard triple up front, and an 11-34t cassette. I've set my chain length using the big-big +2 method. With my Medium cage RD, I get less chain slap, but if I shift to the small-small combo I will lose tension and could drop the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    CFX - how do you like the SRAM 9 stuff; I've been eyeing a small build kit with the shifters and RD.

    Stupid question: How do you determine if you want a long/medium RD? Just wondering. Those of you with Shimano have mediums; yet the SRAM build is long.

    How about front forks?? Thanks

    Here's a good thread on the long/medium/short cage question:

    When to use a Long Cage vs Short Cage Derailleur?

    As for the X.9 stuff .. I absolutely love it. Lightning quick shifting, easy to adjust and setup. I've got a Shimano setup on my hardtail, which is great also, but I prefer the feel on the SRAM X.9 setup and the 1:1 action.

    Forks: I had Recon 351 130mm u-turn's on the bike when first built and currently have Reba XX's on it. Love the way the bike feels and rides with both.

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    2004 xc~304 single-pivot, purchased as a frame only.
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    LX cassette
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    Cane Creek headset
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