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    Is bottom swing derailleur ok for ML?

    Hi,

    Titus specifies a top swing.
    Has anyone tried a bottom swing or there's just not enough room?


    Thanks in advance.

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    No Problem

    I'm running an FD-M751 on my '07 ML2 and haven't had any problems.

    The welds around the main pivot and BB are low enough for a top swing derailleur to clear so Titus probably spec's the low clamp for the added stiffness. AFAIK the Guapo is the only current Titus needing a bottom swing derailleur - the top swing just wont slide down low enough on the seat tube for reasonably small chainrings.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the reply. I have an extra XT bottom swing derailleur sitting around. I love the XT's. To me they feel even better than the XTRs.

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    I think it may depend on the frame size - I believe it didn't work on a small or perhaps x-small. Can't recall exactly. I'd give Titus a call.

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    I called coloradocyclist

    Thanks for the comments. They said it might fit, but they don't guarantee the smoothness in shifting. I've had good experiences with the XT front derailleurs and I have an extra one around, so just give it a try.

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