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i want to go 2xXX on my guardian 2.0. i just purchased this to try it out.

SRAM x7 2x10 Mountain Bicycle Front Derailleur Top Pull | eBay

will i be able to reuse the front derailleur mount from my stock x5? i'm kinda new to all this so I apologize if this is a stupid question. thanks in advance.

Unfortunately, that FD will NOT work on your Guardian. It is a "direct mount" that bolts directly to a special tab that is already welded to the frame. The HobGoblin and Goblin EVO use this style of mount, but for most bikes like the Guardian they require an FD that is a clamp on style with a 34.9/35.0 clamp ID.

If the seller hasn't shipped it yet, I would email them and explain your situation and see if you can cancel the order and get a refund.

Hope that helps,

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