Sorry, you must be logged in to use the shoutbox!

Author Topic: med cage/long cage rear derailleur  (Read 2058 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« on: June 07, 2009, 01:20:39 PM »
i'm looking to buy the sram x7 shifter/derailleur kit and 9 speed cassette from pricepoint. the kit comes with a long cage rear derailleur but my bike has a medium cage. will the long cage work on my rock hopper
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 01:40:09 PM »
one more question. Specialized's site says the front derailleur is a top swing. does this mean it's a top pull or is it a bottom pull.
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

Online BillT

  • INCONCEIVABLE
  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 1840
  • Karma: +87/-163
  • My Bike: Intense Uzzi VPX w/ 'Slacker' dropouts
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 01:40:47 PM »
A long cage will work fine on your bike.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Offline catman

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1606
  • Karma: +57/-369
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: 2016 Scott Genius 740
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 06:15:08 PM »
Many new derailleurs are dual pull meaning you can actuate them from either top or bottom. Top swing means that the shifting cage swings up from the clamp. Check out sheldon browns web site, it is a wealth of information.
 
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
 
I'm thinking you'll want to get a new (longer) chain to run that long cage rear derailleur.
Part time mountain biker, full time roadie smiter.

Offline Jonesy

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 293
  • Karma: +23/-41
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 07:00:31 PM »
I have brand new shimano stx deraillers and shifters I would let go real cheap that would work for you.

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 07:16:03 PM »
PM sent
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 07:33:59 PM »
are they the equivalant of the x7's. i'm kinda looking to upgrade
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

Offline drb81

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 369
  • Karma: +31/-209
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: is slow
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 08:12:42 PM »
are they the equivalant of the x7's. i'm kinda looking to upgrade

yup slx=x7 xt=x9 xtr=x0
[/don]

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 08:15:50 PM »
thanks.how much will the extra gear help
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

Offline ProEdgeBiker .

  • SUPPORTING OUR TRAILS By DONATING $30/yr for a SWAMP FAMILY MEMBERSHIP!
  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 2148
  • Karma: +105/-634
  • Gender: Male
  • *SPECIALIZED & SCOTT* My SWEATSHOP BOUTIQUES!
    • PROEDGEBIKER.COM
  • Favorite Trail: BOYETTE/P-TRAIL
  • My Bike: 650b SPECIALIZED EPIC & SCOTT FOIL 15
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009, 08:56:19 PM »
are they the equivalant of the x7's. i'm kinda looking to upgrade

yup slx=x7 xt=x9 xtr=x0

you're right but he said STX not SLX, so if it wasent his typo, STX is old school 90's Shimano crap. i believe it may be like alivio.. but hopefully it was a typo.

Offline drb81

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 369
  • Karma: +31/-209
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: is slow
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2009, 09:21:01 PM »
are they the equivalant of the x7's. i'm kinda looking to upgrade

yup slx=x7 xt=x9 xtr=x0

you're right but he said STX not SLX, so if it wasent his typo, STX is old school 90's Shimano crap. i believe it may be like alivio.. but hopefully it was a typo.

also said brand new, I doubt anyone has brand new stx stuff. Just a typo I believe
[/don]

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2009, 09:23:11 PM »
thats why i asked. i looked them up on cambria's and the slx's are 15.00 a piece i didnt think those would be equal to the x7's
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

Offline catman

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1606
  • Karma: +57/-369
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: 2016 Scott Genius 740
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2009, 12:07:15 AM »
SLX replaced LX and they are pretty good. Around the X7 level like was said in previous post. I run LX on one of my bikes and XT on another and there really isn't all that much difference.....maybe weight.
 
If you don't go up more than one level you may be disappointed with your upgrade.
Part time mountain biker, full time roadie smiter.

Offline Garry

  • Ride Guide & Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 2594
  • Karma: +161/-94
  • Gender: Male
    • http://garrybikes.blogspot.com/
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 07:28:08 AM »
SLX replaced LX and they are pretty good. Around the X7 level like was said in previous post. I run LX on one of my bikes and XT on another and there really isn't all that much difference.....maybe weight.
 
If you don't go up more than one level you may be disappointed with your upgrade.
I have LX on my hardtail and it shifts nice and smooth.  Couple of the lower gears I hear it engage but otherwise it is a nice shifting set up.  I also have XT on my F/S and it does a fine job of shifting as well.  Noticeable difference is it's quieter.  Weight - you're checking in grams - so not a big deal unless you are looking to shave off in many areas to reach the desired overall weight.

Offline TN1978

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: +3/-44
  • Gender: Male
  • 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
Re: med cage/long cage rear derailleur
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 09:49:53 AM »
i have 8 speed f4's on it now and the front derailleur acts up some times going to the top chain ring i dont have any problems with the rear derailleur
It's all fun & games until someone gets hurt then it's hillarious

 

Advertisement: