searching for a good rear derailer

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  1. dutchmountainb

    dutchmountainb New Member

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    This weekend i joined a mountainbike tour and i wrecked my rear derailer a shimano LX.
    I was never realy happy with it and now after 9 months it has died and gone to heaven.
    I m looking for something new, wich is a lot better, like the new XTR (but those controls?) or Sram??
     
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  2. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk New Member

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    I just bought a sram x.0. I'll let you know how it is.
     
  3. ireman_1

    ireman_1 New Member

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    I have been running SRAMs for a couple of years and they are pretty good. I have used the 9.0sl and 7.0. Currently I am on my second 9.0sl. It's a pretty quick and light shifter. Your choice of derailleur will of course be somewhat narrowed by what shifters you have. There is absolutley nothing wrong with XT stuff as well. I ran them for years and years prior to switching to SRAMs and twisters. Have fun.

    K.
     
  4. percious

    percious New Member

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    Be careful if you are getting an XTR deraileur not to get a "rapid-rise" one. They won't work with your current shifters. XTs are almost as good, at half the price.

    -percious
     
  5. Bloodwynch

    Bloodwynch New Member

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    This is not true. I have replaced my XT rear with the new rapid rise XTR derailleur and it works fine. All shimano 9 speed rapid fire shifters will work with rapid rise derailleur's.
     
  6. MidBunchLurker

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    XT works well and is cost-effective.
     
  7. CrazyCourier

    CrazyCourier New Member

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    Hey Mate,

    I am not sure if you are made of money, but that's what you have to be to afford the new XTR buddy!!! Whooheee its expensive, Australian dollars, i think it is like 800-1000 for the shifter/brake unit alone!!!! Thats only one shifter, and not even the derailleur!!!


    But, my recommendation on a good value groupset is by far Shimano Deore. These puppies are great value (cant remember price, we are talking 100-200 AUS Dollars i think), they shift well, they are black and they can take some abuse.

    The body of it is metal, and mine has been knocked about quite a bit, i even managed to crush the barrel adjuster, but got it retapped and its still going!!

    And best of all, when they die you dont have to take a 2nd mortgage on the house to get a new one.

    Happy riding!

    Cheers,

    Ken
     
  8. Alnamvet

    Alnamvet New Member

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    Stick with 8 speed XT or XTR....a WHOLE lot cheaper, and a great deal more dependable than the current 9 speed caca.
     
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