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It depends. Rear derailleur lever geometry, shifter cable pull and clicks amount control rear derailleur lateral movement amount. Let's assume that there are 11 cogs with distance of 10mm between each other and derailler moves 10mm every click. 11 speed cassette might have the same width, which means 10% lesser distance between cogs, so it's 9mm. When ...


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The FD needs to have a firm spring, because it has to operate against the full chain load when peddling. By comparison, the RD operates on a piece of chain under no tension, and the RD is putting the tension on that length. So you need to check the inner cable that runs from the handlebar shifter down to the FD mech. If its bright-shiny silvery then ...


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I know this is an old post but it comes up top in search and so might help others. I had this problem with SRAM Rival, stiff front derailleur and a loud clunk when shifting to the small ring. I found that it was caused by a misrouting of the cable around the anchor bolt such that excessive force was required to overcome the poor leverage. After fiddling ...



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