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Thread: XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

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    zambenini is offline VSalonistas
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    Default XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

    Just made the switch to 2x10 XT bits for my MTB from an older XTR triple setup. The der was formerly a 952 XTR top pull, now is 786 dual pull. The cable clamp bolt on the old derailleur was effectively on the non-drive side of the frame, allowing the cable to point straight down the back of the seat tube, but the clamp bolt on the new der is right near the chainring.

    I've got the thing on there and the cable routed through the clamp bolt just as Shimano's diagram shows, but the cable comes down from the seat cluster cable stop at a steep angle and where it enters the derailleur it seems to be two or three inches from the frame. It shifts great but it makes no sense to have the cable so unprotected when I wipe out - I was honestly worried about heel clearance. Did I route this thing wrong? There's no way the cable should point so far away from the seat tube. Do I need something like a cross clamp pulley to do it right?

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    JZ

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    Default Re: XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

    Run the wire down under the bb. Do not cut it. Wind any excess up in a knot. what's left is the right length.

    Worst case yank it to shift up.

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    Default Re: XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

    Can't help you with the derailer, but am wondering if you are selling the old XTR triple? Hollowtech I or II?

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    Default Re: XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

    Jolt, I'm afraid I don't understand.

    Bobqzz, I was actually planning on trying to keep the group together and was planning on the eBay, but I'm not deadset on that. It's a 960 crank, which makes it HTech II, right?

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    Default Re: XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

    This is normal. I find on some bikes using a low mount FD eases the cable angle a bit, especially on small frames.

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    Default Re: XT Dual Pull Front Derailleur Cable routing Question/Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie1 View Post
    This is normal. I find on some bikes using a low mount FD eases the cable angle a bit, especially on small frames.
    This has been my experience as well, and I tend to work on more mountain bikes than anything.

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