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    Inbred with slot horizontal dropouts questions?

    I'm thinking of buying a 29er Inbred with slot dropouts.

    When running it geared, do you slide the wheel all the way forward? If so would I not need the chain tensioner?. Also, do you need to remove the disc brake caliper in order to take the rear wheel on and off? i thought I read somewhere that when the disc brake mounts are positioned inide the chainstays, like on the Inbred, the back caliper needs to be removed for wheel removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragbike View Post
    I'm thinking of buying a 29er Inbred with slot dropouts.

    When running it geared, do you slide the wheel all the way forward? If so would I not need the chain tensioners. Also, do you need to remove the disc brake caliper in order to take the rear wheel on and off? i thought I read somewhere that when the disc brake mounts are positioned inide the chainstays, like on the Inbred, the back caliper needs to be removed for wheel removal

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    If it’s a 1x9 or 1x10 setup then no problem. However, with a derailleur up front you need to slide the rear wheel back just a bit, as otherwise the tire will be flush up against the front derailleur! I ended up using two Surly Tuggnuts to keep things tensioned—I am running a bolt-through rear axle setup, so the Tuggnuts fit the bill nicely in order to keep the tire from jamming into the front derailleur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    If it’s a 1x9 or 1x10 setup then no problem. However, with a derailleur up front you need to slide the rear wheel back just a bit, as otherwise the tire will be flush up against the front derailleur!
    I was actually planning to try it as a 1 x 9. Other option would be a 2 x 9 with a Shimano SLX front derailleur that is 2 ring specific. Its not as long as a 3 ring front derailleur. Maybe that would work too.

    thanks for the info!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    If it’s a 1x9 or 1x10 setup then no problem. However, with a derailleur up front you need to slide the rear wheel back just a bit, as otherwise the tire will be flush up against the front derailleur! I ended up using two Surly Tuggnuts to keep things tensioned—I am running a bolt-through rear axle setup, so the Tuggnuts fit the bill nicely in order to keep the tire from jamming into the front derailleur.
    Not true. I had mine set up as a 3x9 with the wheel all the way forward in the slot drops - no need for the Tugnuts. I was using a modified Sram FD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro View Post
    Not true. I had mine set up as a 3x9 with the wheel all the way forward in the slot drops - no need for the Tugnuts. I was using a modified Sram FD.
    I have a crappy Shimano something-something el-cheapo (I think it’s a Deore LX) derailleur up front, and it has a lot of “backhang” (I made up a new terminology!) wherein the cable attach point mechanism is on the ass-end (toward the rear tire) of the unit, so I wasn’t so lucky with clearance. Good to know it can be done on the 29er.
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