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Can the SRAM X-Gen front derailer be used on the 6.6?
I know that this derailer was having difficulty with Vp-Frees and/or Nomads.
 

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slayer2003 said:
Can the SRAM X-Gen front derailer be used on the 6.6?
I know that this derailer was having difficulty with Vp-Frees and/or Nomads.
No you need to use an Xt or XTR non traditional. The sram front derailleur is tradional, this style front derailleur does not clear the swing arm on the Intense bikes.

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tmoney said:
No you need to use an Xt or XTR non traditional. The sram front derailleur is tradional, this style front derailleur does not clear the swing arm on the Intense bikes.

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What do you mean by:Xt or XTR non traditional? Do you mean an older XT/XTR won't work? Could you explain in more detail.
 

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Cowboy-jeff said:
What do you mean by:Xt or XTR non traditional? Do you mean an older XT/XTR won't work? Could you explain in more detail.
I think tmoney meant that you need a top swing derailleur like this one:



instead of a down/bottom swing derailleur like this one:



the SRAM is a down swing derailleur like the second one posted here.

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make sure u read up on the other FD issues. the one posted is a WIDELINK... i'm not saying u will have issues w/ that particular one but getting the older models will lessen that chance for sure.
 

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Dogboy said:
On a medium. However, is there any reason for variation on that section of the frame between sizes?
i think so. it has on the VPX.

Just some caution that's all.
 

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peachy-B said:
i think so. it has on the VPX.

Just some caution that's all.
The 6.6, in my experience, doesn't have the issues the VPX has-namely front derailleur and seatpost insertion.
 

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The 6.6 was designed after the introduction of the "wide cage" derailleur, all size frames clear with no problems.
 

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Front de-railer cl;earance

I'm running the new Sram stuff on my med. 6.6 and sadly the front derailer will not work there. As mentioned the standard xt stuff does the job. Sob,Sob...
 
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