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    XCL needs top or bottom-pull front derailleur

    Also, for those of you who built your XCLs, did you have to get a E-type specific bottom bracket? I see that Cambria shows "68E & 73E for E-type front derailleur also available" for a FSA ISIS bottom bracket.

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    E-type? Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobart
    Also, for those of you who built your XCLs, did you have to get a E-type specific bottom bracket? I see that Cambria shows "68E & 73E for E-type front derailleur also available" for a FSA ISIS bottom bracket.

    Cheers,

    JT

    Yes, you do need an E-type Front mech. Not sure if 68E or 73E? I have an XT on mine.

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    The XCL has a 73mm bottom bracket shell, so 73E would be the one you need.

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    Just called Chumba

    Found a telephone number on their website; they said that the front der. is a top pull and an E-type specific BB is NOT required.

    Just F.Y.l.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobart
    Found a telephone number on their website; they said that the front der. is a top pull and an E-type specific BB is NOT required.

    Just F.Y.l.
    Umm.. you ask the folks that own this very bike, they give the correct answer (you know, because they've laid their own hands on it) and you decide you don't want to believe them?

    Ok then.. have fun.

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    my mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by neilster1
    Umm.. you ask the folks that own this very bike, they give the correct answer (you know, because they've laid their own hands on it) and you decide you don't want to believe them?

    Ok then.. have fun.

    Ease up there Neilster! I screwed things up by not reading his question correctly. He asked if a E-type BOTTOM BRACKET was required, I missed the BB part and just saw "do you need an E-type Derailleur" Damn dyslexia and yes, there really is a dog! No, you do not need a specific BB to run an E-type derailleur, other than the proper sized BB to fit the BB shell.

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    called Truvativ too, if that's okay

    They said that an E-type BB is simply wider; you won't find a 113 mm wide E-type, only a 118mm because you need that extra width for the derailleur bracket. Truvative also told me that my 'old' Stylo Team ISIS crank will work with the 118mm BB.

    I do appreciate the advice given here; however I, like anyone else sometimes like to have varying opinions including those from the manufacturers. BTW, I called Truvative BEFORE getting any replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaMtnBkr
    Ease up there Neilster! I screwed things up by not reading his question correctly. He asked if a E-type BOTTOM BRACKET was required, I missed the BB part and just saw "do you need an E-type Derailleur" Damn dyslexia and yes, there really is a dog! No, you do not need a specific BB to run an E-type derailleur, other than the proper sized BB to fit the BB shell.

    Oh damn. I saw e-type and thought the same thing.

    Sorry Hobart.. That's what I get for skimming.

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    Be aware that Race Face Deus system will not work with the E Type system...I went with Truvativ Stylo system with no problems
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