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Gear Review

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Nearly perfect

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

this derailleur is impressive; my only complaint is that it is sometimes hesitant to shift to smaller rings. my LBS and i have swapped turns tinkering with it, and i think we have it about dialed it, but it was a little more finicky and 10 speeds. That being said, it may just be a little learning curve and totally my fault.

Now the good parts: it's shifts to bigger rings before you're even done pushing the trigger, you can make it through all 11 rings with two big shifts, the clutch is baller, only a little chain slap on super rough decents, never dropper a chain, and the cage lock is really nice when working on the bike (easier that a normal derailleur without a lock).

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it was user error. shifts perfect 99% of the time now.

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extra thoughts: mine has taken some gnarly direct hits and is gashed up but still works like new. i've been riding in Sedona a lot lately and it's been getting dusty. i've found that the derailleur creaks when i pedal hard and i have to give it a really good cleaning everytime and lube the clutch. i've dropped a chain twice in a year. both times when pedaling on really chunky terrain.