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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:57 am 
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i got myself an LX groupset and have a short cage rear mech.
is there any reason i'd have any issues using this on a 3x9 setup?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:02 am 
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Generally only if you are running a larger big cog on the back than a 28 :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:38 am 
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hmmmmm, i'll be putting an SLX 9 speed cassette on rear - 11-32....


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:58 am 
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I run a short cage XT with 11-30 and 22/32/44 no problems. If you have very short chainstays you might have trouble. Shimano is very conservative in its guidance.
I suspect things will be tight with the 11-32; 42T outer will work, 44T might be pushing things. But the only way is to try.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:50 am 
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i'm almost finished setting it up, minus the chain at the mo, so will find out soon.
if its not a straight answer, then they may be hope to make it work! :)


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