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What about CLUTCHED rear deraileurs?


In articles about SRAM's upcoming XX1 it was stated that the system will work with a single ring and would not 'need' any type of chain guide because the clutch can keep enough tension on the chain to keep it on.  I am currently running a 42t single with a 11-36 cassette and want to switch to a Rotor Q-ring up front.  Instead of adding an outer guard and an inner keeper, I'm interested in getting a short cage X.9 TYPE 2 derailleur, which would actually cost about the same as the guards.  I'm also not sure how the clutched derailleur would work with the oval ring...?

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