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    New RIP9, Front Derailleur

    Anybody running a 24/36 front chain ring combo on the new RIP9???

    Love the bike but want to run the 24/36 combo which I love on my current bike. My research shows both Shimano and SRAM front derailleurs only show going as low as 38t for the direct mount style for the new RIP9. Can't afford X01.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!

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    I'll have to count the teeth on my rings, I _think_ I'm running a 24/34, maybe it s a 24/36, but certainly not a 38. I'll count tomorrow and let you know. Whatever I'm running it works great - running a Shimano XT.

    I confirmed I'm running 24/34 in front - this derailleur: Shimano XT M780 E-Type Derailleur Oe > Components > Drivetrain > Front Derailleurs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    No problems, one 5mm spacer on the BB.
    Last edited by Jisch; 09-02-2013 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Confirmed
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    Thanks Jisch for the info!!! Where did you get the guard for the lower linkage I saw on your blog?

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    Yep, that's the one. I used the "regular duty" one last time around (on my '10 RIP9), I got the extra heavy duty one this time around and its much stronger. I broke the other one.
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