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    SRAM Type 2 Rear Mech & Ventana?

    Anybody tried a SRAM Type 2 XO or X9 rear derailleur on the new style Ventana frames? I have a 2013 El Rey and have heard Type 2 is not compatible on these frames. Is this true? Is it a frame or dropout issue? I'm running standard QR dropouts. Appreciate the feedback.

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    I am using them on a Zeus with standard dropouts and an El Ciclon with 142 x 12.. How could it be an issue they fit the same as other mechs.
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    Try calling Ventana and asking, they are usually good at answering the phone. I havn't tried, but I can't really see why it wouldn't work on the V frames?

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    Running my Zeus with a Type 2 XO on a 12x142mm axle. Have not had any problem...

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    SRAM Type 2 Rear Mech & Ventana?

    Running a XO type 2 on my 2012 El Rey without issue.

    Hard to see how a clutch on the derailleur mechanism would be incompatible with the frame. What is supposed to not work?

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    The Type 2 works. No questions.

    What you might be referring too is that when you cycle through the travel enough, the chain growth causes the pulley arm of the der. to activate the type 2 clutch, which can be heard as an audible 'clunk'.

    I personally have not heard it on a Ventana, but have heard it on a few VPP bikes in the shop. Gonna leave it at that. So it's something you might have read somewhere in the interwebs, but the Type 2 works on every bike that accepts a standard mounted rear der.
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    My only issue after six months XO type 2/Zeus is three new cables. I understand this to be a SRAM issue they are aware of and not a frame issue. It works great but invest in extra der cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skism View Post
    Anybody tried a SRAM Type 2 XO or X9 rear derailleur on the new style Ventana frames? I have a 2013 El Rey and have heard Type 2 is not compatible on these frames. Is this true? Is it a frame or dropout issue? I'm running standard QR dropouts. Appreciate the feedback.
    Have to agree with comments on them being a "non-issue" as far as using on Ventana fs frames go. But agree with others that their have been issues using them on fs frames in general:

    SRAM type 2 derailleur issues

    I'm still running 9spd on my bikes and since there isn't a clutch type available have ordered one of these to try out on my 1x Bastardo:

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    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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