Top-swing vs. standard XTR front derailleur



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Erik Lindeberg

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Are there any technical advantages, compatibility issues or
other questions that should be considered when choosing
between a top-swing (FD-M960) and a standard (FD-M961) front
derailleur? (except that top-swing is 18 g lighter)

Erik (replace "com" with "no" in mail address for direct
communication)
 
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Jeff Wills

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"Erik Lindeberg" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Are there any technical advantages, compatibility issues
> or other questions that should be considered when choosing
> between a top-swing (FD-M960) and a standard (FD-M961)
> front derailleur? (except that top-swing is 18 g lighter)
>
> Erik (replace "com" with "no" in mail address for direct
> communication)

Not really. On some suspension frames, swingarm pivot
placement precludes placing a bottom-swing front derailleur.
Top swing is the only way to go then.

Jeff
 

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