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front mech differences

JustinjuredJustinjured Posts: 142
edited January 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Whats the difference between a top swinging front mech and a conventional one? is there any performance difference?


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Its where the band/clamp for the seat tube attatches - some frames may not have clearence for one type. There is a slight different in the spriong mechanism too, which some say makes conventional perfrom better.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    and like wise stick with what is currently fitted as a change may not work. But common feeling is that the lower the band the better as it seems to make a stiffer mech.
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