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What Snail Cams Would You Say Are The Best?

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hey, just wondering about your opinion on snail cams and which are most reliable and easy to set up as ive just bought try-all smooth (: ?

nickx

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hey, just wondering about your opinion on snail cams and which are most reliable and easy to set up as ive just bought try-all smooth (: ?

nickx

that was silly...

Try-all notched, monty notched.

Smooth are really really horriable.

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that was silly...

Try-all notched, monty notched.

Smooth are really really horriable.

why are they horrible? most of the top riders use them ... easy to use aswell. ive never known anyone who uses them to slip. i know its a bit late just wondering what you thought.... :S

nickx

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There are loads of people mentioning on here how their (smooth) cams have slipped.

The search function will pop up a few more in depth discussions but basically the general verdict is notched.

It makes sense mechanically to use notched, you just have to think around the issue a bit.

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trial-tech notched

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In my experience, notched cams not only help hold the wheel more securely, but also assist in setting up a bike with a rear disc.

When running a rear disc I'm very picky about having wheel wheel dead straight to the caliper. There are several notches on the cams where this works best. I mark the ones I use with a pen and it makes putting the wheel back in after a flat simpler.

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Notched for the win!

Edited by E6v6i6l

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Notched ZHI ones are the best i've had, got em off e-bay new but yer nice nd big to if u got long chain and big dropouts

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Chain tugs!

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Chain tugs!

no way.:|

nick

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no way.:|

nick

Says you who bought smooth cams because the "pro's" use them.....

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The only problem i have my my cams are they just don`t give me that extra little bit of tension on the chain to make it nicely rideable so i have had to put a new chain on because without the cams working roperly the wheeel moves.

anyone have anyideas how to give me that little bit more adjustment?

Cheers Dan

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Chain tugs!

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lol monty knotched are the fellas you want!

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thing with"notched" are that you can end up one notch being to loose and one to tight

ive used try-all smooths and they where perfectly fine (Y)

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try-all notched.

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yeah i rode all day yesterday and today didnt need to adjust anything on both rides, for once. :D chain tension is also good. just to point out i have bolt not allen key bolts so it more likley to slip, but overall very suprised and chuffed.

nickx

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