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
2013 Santa Cruz TRc 650b
2015 Lynskey Cooper CX
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!