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SRAM X9 FRONT DERAILEUR WONT FIT SPECIALIZED!


swoosh1973
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I have refurbished this old XC Pro(FSR Stumpjumper) bike of mine, installed new bearings, resprayed got new groupset & other components etc etc.

 

To my horror the FD X9 wont fit! See picture bellow of where the pen is pointing. Thew FD has to be mounted here but the cast allu is now in the way! The seat tube is too short.

 

Do I grind the frame, grind the FD or what?! I cant believe it! Now I know why Specialized discontinued this model...the asses realised you cant fit SRAM on the front.

 

Any suggestions please..no funny jokes about XT etc...please thats for another thread!

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You need a 'Top Swing' which has the mounting lower

 

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/120/22775.Jpg

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Ok that looks like a decent option except that the FD cable comes from the bottom....but that is better than grinding.

 

Maybe I can re-root the wire? Will look it over.

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