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    Matchmaker clamps keep cracking

    Is it just me or is this a common problem??? I have had two fail all on the front shifter I`m using xo two by10 with a x7 front mech full outer cable on a stumpy evo. They are the normal matchmaker clamps not matchmaker x

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    Were are they cracking? Pictures? Are you torquing them down too tight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
    Is it just me or is this a common problem??? I have had two fail all on the front shifter I`m using xo two by10 with a x7 front mech full outer cable on a stumpy evo. They are the normal matchmaker clamps not matchmaker x
    Unfortunately, this is a well known problem with the standard MM clamps. They are great little device in theory but the metal used is cheap stamped metal similar to something like matchbox car metal so they are rather flimsy. You can't use the quality "X" ones unless you run at least the X0 level brakes since they have the appropriate clamp type.

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    Yep had same problem so switched to individual SRAM clamps. Running X7 shifters and Elixir 3 brakes. No issues since. Elixir 7 brakes and better will work with MatchMaker XX clamp.

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    Thanks guys I can`t run the matchmaker x using elixir cr has any one had them completely snap off?

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