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Fitting conventional Front mech to Cube Attention?

mightyimightyi Posts: 73
edited March 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Has anyone tried fitting a conventional front mech to a Cube attention? Mine is an '09 but i noticed the newer models also use top swing mechs. As mine needs replacing, I was hoping to fit a normal one due to them being a bit tougher; but obviously don't want to buy one if it won't work :)

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    They are no different ime.

    Just buy the same, it depends where pivots and bolts holes are.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Pics of your current set up?

    and tougher? than what?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • mightyimightyi Posts: 73
    Thanks for the quick replies guys. From reading around the forums, a lot of people seem to say avoid top swing mechs as they don't last anywhere near as long as conventional swing models, and that they also have more problems with gearing. As I was planning to change this one anyway, I thought it may be worth changing over.

    Please correct me if I am wrong tho! :)
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Corrected, your wrong.

    Not sure where you've read that, but there is no real longevity difference between high and low mount, also some frames won't accept the other due to various factors (like bottle cage mounts).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • mightyimightyi Posts: 73
    I stand corrected sir :)

    I thought it sounded a bit strange to be honest, but thought it would be worth checking whilst i am replacing the old mech anyway!

    Thanks for your help!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    No problem!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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