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 Post subject: long or normal cage?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:50 pm 
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wanting a slx rear der for my gt i-drive 2.0 but dont know which to get.
The m663-10 long cage shadow top normal
the m662 gs top normal shadow short cage or
the m662 sgs top normal.
Wil b running 9 speed slx shifters


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:07 pm 
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without looking into what you have listed
normal should be fine


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Hats the benifit of a long cage?


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long cage is for taking up slack in the chain when using your granny ring and small cogs (so if you use that gearing alot then get long)

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/medium-or-long-cage-rear-mech


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I use an 11 / 34 on the rear and a 22 / 34 on th efront and use a medium cage, keeps the chain nice and tight. long cages get in the way of rocks too much :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:20 pm 
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this may help..


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:52 pm 
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I'm guessing the M663-10 is a 10 speed mech...... ang on, why am I guessing when I could just google it :lol: .

The M663-10 IS a 10 speed mech and won't work with 9 speed shifters. This new 10 speed stuff has a different actuation ratio :roll: .


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JamesM wrote:
The M663-10 IS a 10 speed mech and won't work with 9 speed shifters. This new 10 speed stuff has a different actuation ratio :roll: .
Yup, only 10 speed MTB shifters will work with that rear mech

dirtydozen you will have to use a Shimano 9 speed rear mech with the Shimano SLX shifters


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