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Front Mech Fitting On Specialized Stumpjumper

Ross_DavidsonRoss_Davidson Posts: 143
edited March 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Currently just bought this frame and having problems fitting the front mech >>> ... nuItemId=0. If you enlarge the picture and zoom in onto the mech its not clamping round the frame. I have the adapter ( black piece of metal in which mech is bolted on to from Specialized ) and bought this mech ... elID=20684 ( the same mech as description on website ) Just wondering how this works? As surely it needs to be clamped onto something. Help appreciated :)



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    It just bolts on.

    Pics of what you actually have.
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  • mattvmattv Posts: 992
    The frame should have some threads into small bulges near the bottom bracket shell that look similar to ISCG chain guide mounts, but higher up. With an assortment of spacers (usually included in the mech if you get the Direct mount DMD type) it bolts direct to the frame at the correct angle, and means that the frame tubing above the BB shell doesnt have to be round (or even have one at all!).
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The mech should be direct mount, the one you bought isn't. It won't fit.
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  • SikoraSikora Posts: 519
    An E type mech with the bracket removed is a DMD mech

    Thats the one you need
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