Technology - X-Glide: Imagine being able to shift smoothly at any time, no matter what. We’re talking full-power shifts. Up, down, whatever the trail demands. The benefit of the X-Glide drivetrain is simple, yet, when you think about it, incredibly impactful to the way you ride. Flawless shifting means you’ll never again compromise your speed and power in unpredictable off-road terrain. Here’s how we did it: TRUVATIV’s crank engineers threw away the old standards and developed a new chainring geometry from the ground up. They precisely paired the different-sized chainrings and redesigned where and how the chain engages with the rings. By aligning the chainring pick-up rivets to the chain pivot pin—rather than the middle of the chain link—you get double the shift opportunities. No more missed shifts, ever. X-Glide puts you in THE RIGHT GEAR, right now.
Material: Steel Cage, Forged AL6061 Clamp
Compatibility: SRAM Double and Triple Front Shifters
Mount: 31.8, 34.9mm; Low clamp
42t - This front derailleur will work with standard 39.26t and 42.28t ratio chainset’s. To adjust for 39t or 42t outer chainrings, the user simply needs to move the derailleur up or down on the seat tube.
38t - This front derailleur will work with smaller 36.22t and 38.24t ratio chainset’s used most commonly on trail, freeride or 29er bikes. To adjust for 36t or 38t outer chainrings, the user simply needs to move the derailleur up or down on the seat tube.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous great piece of kit, only had to adjust 1/2 turn on the high side to get it perfectly set up and running. all in all spent more time routing cables than installing the mech. took it out straight away and was very impressed with the gear changes, kept up the performance after being covered in thick mud and a stream crossings. definitely recommend.
22 September 2012