Whippet front mech
Hi . Can anyone recommend which direct mount front mech to buy? All the ones on chain reaction say specifically for 68-73mm bb shells and 48.8 mm chain lines 68 69 degree seat tube angles.
I want to run a kcnc k2xc tripple chain set as a double.
What do I need?
I am using an XTR high direct mount. If you stick with On Ones recommendations you will be okay:
High Direct Mount (HDM):
Any SRAM HDM, 2x10, DUAL PULL
Low Direct Mount (LDM):
SRAM XX LDM 2x10 S3 42 TOP PULL- limited to 42T Chainsets
The following Mechs need a 1mm washer between the HDM plate and the mech:
Any SRAM HIGH DIRECT MOUNT, 3x10, DUAL PULL
Shimano FD-M771-D (XT) 9 speed
Shimano FD-M661-D (SLX) 9 speed
Shimano FD-M771-10D (XT) 10 speed
Shimano FD-M661-10D (SLX) 10 speed
The following front mechs do not fit:
Low Direct Mount:
All Shimano LDM
Eg: Shimano FD-M771-E
All SRAM LDM excluding XX S3
2012 On One Whippet 650b
2012 Santa Cruz TRc 650b
2014 On One Dirty Disco
2010 Soma Groove
1987 Haro RS1
Thank you. Ordered an fd m771 .
Guys, would it be possible to find a way to cover the part on the frame with a metal plate, in order to avoid damages that might be caused by a chain suck? To be honest, I'm a little bit disappointed why the Wippet does not have that metal plate...
Any aftermarket piece of that metal? Maybe from On-One?
As an alternative way (I'm just curious for that), would it be possible the lower direct mount mech to put a kind of 'plate', in order to avoid chain suck?
Why I'm asking this, because, unfortunately, even if I covered my frame with pieces of thick plastic and a lot of zip ties, I got a chain suck (with a perfectly aligned front derailleur!) and my carbon frame has been scratched slightly...
Today I saw a good example, let's take a look to the new 2013 Scott Genius 700/900's BB92 area:
OK, it's mounted to ISCG tabs; but, if we are using a HDM derailleur, probably we would still have the possibility to use the LDM to mount a similar thing... Would be REALLY helpful!
2012 On-One Inbred 29er (custom ht w/2x10, trail, fun & race bike)
2013 On-One Lurcher Carbon SS (in progress)