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  1. #1
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    Problems with X5

    After going out for a first ride on my 2013 Trek Cobia, I noticed a huge problem with the X5 rear derailleur. If I was accelerating up a slight incline (not even a hill) while standing, the derailleur would click and then proceed to click down a gear if I continued to pedal. When this happened (three times) I was clicking up a gear.
    Are X5s known to do this? If so, is there a warranty? If not, what is the best value Shimano 10 speed rear derailleur.

  2. #2
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    I doubt that the problem is due to a defective derailleur. You might want to check the cable tension for the shifter, the behavior you describe can be caused by having excessive cable tension. The barrel adjuster at the shifter can be used to relieve some cable tension and see if that resolves the issue for you.

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    Re: Problems with X5

    Yep. There a ton of YouTube videos on rear derailleur adjustment.

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    Re: Problems with X5

    Take it to the shop and have it tuned?

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    Yeah if it's new most shops offer one or two free tune ups as cables stretch and get worked in.
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