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#10 out of 77 Derailleur
Brand: Shimano



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Q: Is it available for 9 speed?

Q: Will it work for a 8 speed

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  • cavedweller

    Great race shifter, lightweight and smooth shifting all the time, watch out for those roots, will bust it up quick.

    Pros
    Lightweight, smooth shifting

    Cons
    fragile and costly

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  • JacksPerson
    *****

    I have had this derailuer on a hardtail for a couple seasons and it is awesome. I have no complaints as it functions wonderfully, is easy to service and does not require constant adjustment and maintenance

    Pros
    - Flawless shifting
    - very durable
    - needs very little adjusting and maintanence
    - long cage so it can clear 3 gears in one shot

    Cons
    - have not come across any any of yet

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  • Phieagles1976
    *****

    get one!

    Pros
    hands down the best out there

    Cons
    none at all

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  • steve32300
    *****

    Even though this is a little expensive,it still makes sense to own this item if you ride regularly,it is dependable and reliable....

    Pros
    I like this rear derailer,looks really cool,shifts really nice,tunes up really nice,stays in tune.

    Cons
    price

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  • Corey Maddocks
    *****

    On a recent trip to Moab, two people in our group broke their Sram X-9 rear derailleurs, both on Slickrock Trail, both in the same part of the Sram's plastic body.
    If you ride a lot, and have the money, get this model, if you're on a budget, get the cheaper XT.
    The XT is heavier, and doesn't shift quite as well (I currently own both) but both models work as advertised, and are priced according to their respective features.
    Either way, Shimano will get you there and back with minimal fuss.

    Pros
    Shifts perfectly, every time
    Rapid rise works well when shifting on an uphill, and/or under load
    Strong construction

    Cons
    None

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  • bikeit420   ✓ supporter
    *****

    I replace an XT rapid rise with this one. It shifts a little better than the XT. Will shift under even extreme load uphill. Super shifting up and down. Love it!

    Pros
    Great crisp shifting, will shift under load. Reverse spring helps shifting uphill.

    Cons
    none, so far

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