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    The death of my XO and DT Swiss wheel

    Well doing this on my nomad


    And this


    Resulted in this




    Busted derailure, hanger, 6 spokes and a bent chain link! Damn long cage xc ****! Definitely getting a medium cage.

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    Chain probably was too short for the gear it was in when it happened.

    When the suspension compresses, the distance from crank to axle grows, but the chain doesn't. When the derailleur cage can't take up any more slack the derailleur cage bends inward... catching a spoke and bang! Derailleur is sucked by the wheel.

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    Chain too short. Been there, done that.

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    "Why are you willing to take so much & leave others in need...just because you can?"

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    Yikers !!!!
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    Are you running a long cage? Ditch that nonsense!
    "If you want to do something ordinary people can't, you have to be willing to do what ordinary people won't"

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    Yup. It was a long cage. It was on the bike when I got it. Ill be getting a medium his time.

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    Get a short cage x.9

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    The short cage with one ring does gives better chain tension for less slap or chain drop.

    The real problem is too short of a chain. The forever recommended chain length, big to big gears plus 2 links when travel is bottomed, cage length doesn't matter, is to ensure the posted problem doesn't occur by accidentally being in the wrong gear.

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    medium cage big/big

    had too much chain for my liking, had to put x7 trigger back on so this won't happen

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    More importantly, did you eat dirt and catch it on video?

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    No eating dirt. Landed it smoothly. Just heard a loud bang when I landed.

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    But if the chain was too short it would surely only be an issue if the the OP was in the lowest gear on the cassette? I have made my chain too short before but it was SS. I would think if the chain was too short and you were in the middle of the cassette then no biggy. I am sure the OP was not hitting stuff in the lowest gear?? When climbing it is unlikely to use full travel. Not that I am recommending making the chain shorter than it should be.
    I just want to ride.

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    i have done this but not for any of the reasons above. I did the same thing with an X0 and DT wheel. Check the L limit screw and see if the black plastic insert is still there. Mine was gone and it allowed the der to drop into the spokes. 10 spokes, 3 pieces of der and broken hanger...no fun, but SRAM replaced mine for free thanks to my lbs

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    no matter which size cage you use i would take the shock off and cycle the swingarm while in big and big

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