Vertical or Thru axle dropout

Using a vertical dropout requires a secondary chain tension adjustment option (e.g. eccentric bottom bracket or chain tensioner). The advantage of vertical dropouts is that once the tension is set, the
rear wheel can be reinstalled without readjusting the tension.

Where you plan to use the AUTOMATiQ system, you require a sliding dropout, since the AHI is likely to interfere with derailleur hangers.


Horizontal dropout

Horizontal dropouts are preferable for enviolo hubs, because they allow easy chain tension adjustment.

 

Mechanical cable routing

As in any other cable system, the number and sharpness of bends influences the ease of shifting. We recommend that you consider this in your cable routing to limit required shift effort.



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