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    M4X in the house!

    and it is sweet. Pumps rails and flies like a hardtail only without the back ache I do need some help with the build however; the only problem I have is a slap happy drivetrain. I think its due to the sram x9 derailleur and maybe my chain is too long. This drivetrain is off another bike and needs to be replaced. I am going to use the bike also for trail, so no corncob cogstack please. Can anyone in the know suggest a good clutch derailleur (XT, ZEE or Saint?) short cage I assume, and cogset? I am thinking of going with a 36 T up front. Any shimano shifter will work? I am willing to pay a premium for weight savings even though the bike is weighing in at a svelte 28 lb. Any suggestions appreciated. So stoked on this bike!
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    I'm loving the Zee on my rig. 11-36t version with a 34t chainring (I got one of the lightweight RaceFace rings). Quiet and it shifts perfect every time. 36t is a bit taller than I liked for trail rides, climbing is a bit tough. I did put that ring back on for Temecula & Old Pueblo though. Running Shimano XT shifters &
    cranks as well....
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    Thanks Kenny, great advice. Also the Lopes SL chainguide is a bit noisy. Any recommendation for v.2? Is the 11-36 10 speed?

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    Yeah, any of the new clutch der's will require a 10 speed drivetrain. I'm running the MRP G2 guide on my M4X & Point. You've already seen how smooth & quiet those are....The Lopes should be almost the same guide as I recall, just forgoes the skid plate? Might need some fine tuning is all.
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    Thanks and one LAST question; 165 crankarm length?

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    How are those wheels holding up for what you are doing? Those aren't cheap wheels to replace

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    ... it is sweet for sure! is that the small or large?
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    I'd go with 170 cranks..
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