Is my SRAM Rival Front Mech both Braze on & Clamp Mounted

tightbarsteward Posts: 123
edited October 2018 in Workshop
Do the SRAM Rival front mechs come in this dual purpose variety ie the front mech can be detached from the clamp that goes round the seat tube? If I remove the chain guide thing it reveals another bolt which loosens the mech from the clamp & looks like the mech will also fit a braze on mount.

I want to swap parts from my old Planetx X London Rd which is clamp mounted to my new Kinesis Aithen frame which is braze-on but I dont want to buy a new mech if I dont have to. I cant find any definitive info online if this mech is a dual purpose mount...


  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    Sounds like you're mistaking the screw that prevents the derailleur twisting towards the frame when Yaw is operated. The clamp on and braze on are completely different. You could mount a braze on derailleur to an aftermarket clamp on bracket, but not the other way around. If its Rival 22, you may have a braze on derailleur as the dealers just tended to add a band on clamp in the package.
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  • Thanks for your reply. I got an unused braze on for £15 so winning