XT medium or long cage for 11-46?

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  1. rideit

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    Which do I need? (I am ordering for a friend)
    32 front chainring....Thanks!
     
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    if it's the m8000, I believe you need the SGS.
     
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    i can't access QBP, but that's the GS and from what google says the max cassette range is a 39T cassette.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    So, let me rephrase the question...what is the ideal derailleur for the 11-46? (SLX is out of stock..)Looks like m8000...
     
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    Holy shit, Jenson is $10.00 less than QBP
     
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    You want the long cage.
     
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    If i can..
    For your trasmition system, GS cage is correct, with 11/46 also, provided you have a single front chainring
    The medium cage have 39T (RD-8000 system) of capacity, and your crank is single 32-32=0 46-11=35T perfect with medium cage.
     
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    Both medium and long cages work with 11-46 single ring. Long cage is required for 2x set ups. I think
     
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    Yes for single, is not required , but is required for double cahinrings
     
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    I'd stay away from the older 10sp XT RDs because of the location of the cage pivot that makes them suboptimal for big range cassettes. You can get a RADr cage for $50 to fix that, or the m8000 that offset the pivot like the RADr cage or like SRAM RDs.
     
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    That's the chain wrap capacity (i.e. the difference between the min and max number of total teeth between the front and rear) not the max sprocket size.
     
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