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Were there any changes in the Air 9 Scandium from 2010 to 2011 with the exception of maybe colors?
 

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I'm not sure, but I think the chainstay tubing changed from a diamond profile to a round profile. For increased chainring clearance. Can anyone confirm this?
 

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golden boy said:
I'm not sure, but I think the chainstay tubing changed from a diamond profile to a round profile. For increased chainring clearance. Can anyone confirm this?
I think that move was made from 2009 to 2010. But yes the current chainstays are no longer diamond-y.
 

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How much more clearance do the non-diamond tubes have? I have a 2009 and run an XT 22-32-42 crankset. I'd like to switch it to a 2x crank running 26-36, but I can't fit any middle ring bigger than 32. I tried a 36 middle ring and it contacts the chainstay.

I love my Air 9. Chainring clearance is my only complaint.
 

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BobShort said:
How much more clearance do the non-diamond tubes have? I have a 2009 and run an XT 22-32-42 crankset. I'd like to switch it to a 2x crank running 26-36, but I can't fit any middle ring bigger than 32. I tried a 36 middle ring and it contacts the chainstay.

I love my Air 9. Chainring clearance is my only complaint.
I own a 2011 Air9 and using X9 2x10 with 39/26 chainrings no problem and also have mounted a Lightning SL with 36/22 without any clearance problem.
My 2 cents...

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