SRAM X5 Rear Derailleur Derailleur Review

3.40 out of 5
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October 16, 2014
Recommendation: Its good for the price. It came stock on my bike and held up pretty well with regular maintenance. It does tend to ghost shift every now and then.

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June 10, 2013
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Good price, acceptable shifting and durable enough considering the abuse.

Cons: Hard to dial in shifting. I tune it often and it will be fine for a while and then I'll get shifting issues like skipping and rubbing.

Recommendation: Came stock with my bike. Works well considering it's price but I'd buy something else if I had the choice.

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December 16, 2012
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: -Cheap and durable
-Clean shifts

Cons: -heavy

Recommendation: I'd recommend this to anybody needing an affordable rear derailleur that will hold up over time and doesn't mind a little extra weight.

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December 11, 2012
Pros: Price, performance per dollar ratio

Cons: durability, precision

Recommendation: This was stock on my bike and it drove me crazy. I would get it tuned up and not more than 20 miles later it would have shifting issues. There was a lot of ghost shifting with this rear derailleur. If you have the money buy a better derailleur.

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January 13, 2011
Pros: Price, ease of finding, and lightweight.

Cons: Durability

Recommendation: Much better than the X4, but still lacks the durability, though it shifts fine for me. Have it on our smaller FR bikes. If you want a more durable and less expensive derailleur than the older ones, this is a good one to fly with.

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December 4, 2010
Pros: Price

Cons: Durability and crispness

Recommendation: This derailleur isn't built nearly as well as the X.9 (my go-to rear derailleur). The lack of durability is a downside, and the shifting is not nearly as crisp.

It IS about half the price of an X.9 though, so if you don't have a lot of $$ to spend, I'd give this derailleur a look.

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SRAM X5 Rear Derailleur 3.40 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.