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Which mech do I need

bwstokiebwstokie Posts: 115
edited November 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Currently have a 3 speed xt front mech on my marin wolf ridge 6.9.

I've recently bought full slx kit, 2 x 10 shifters, double cranks, cassette, chain to replace knackered old stuff. Only thing I didn't replace is the front mech as is in good condition.

My question is will the front 3 speed mech work with the new 2 x 10 stuff or do I need a new 2 speed front mech - to be honest I forgot it was 3 speed as had been running a double and bash. If I need to get a new front mech, probably slx or xt, which one will I need bearing in mind the frame it'll be on and the fact that there's hardly any room on the seat tube? The front mech cable goes underneath the frame.

I really need to get it sorted tomorrow as can't bear nog going out on Sunday.

Thanks in advance!

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    If you've been running it with two rings, why would you think it won't work with two rings?
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  • bwstokiebwstokie Posts: 115
    Because I've spent a good couple of hours messing around with it and the mech doesn't seem to swing far enough over to engage the big ring - it has been a long week so maybe a fresh head in the morning will sort it out?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Have you adjusted the high stop screw?
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