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    If I can...

    If I can pick up a Shimano Saint RD-M800 Rear DRLR 135mm, for under fifty dollars bran new then should I pick it up as it stands I have a Shimano Acera RD-M340 and I am not happy with it at all it came stock, but not happy with it my question is the Saint RD-M800 something that will last me through a lot?

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    Doesn't the Saint derailler require a special hub? I believe that's the case up through 2008. Thus, I do not believe you will be able to just "drop in" a Saint as a replacement for an Acera.

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    hmm i will look into that thank you...

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    Shimano FH-RM30L, cassette, 32h, QR this is what I currently have for a rear hub, if anyone could give me a quick answer i would appreciate it.

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    No, you dont want saint (youd need to get alot more than just the mech)

    Besides which, its designed to get hit and survive - that makes it heavier than youd need.


    An XT or LX would be a better choice - and still a VAST improvement on Acera

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    The RD-M800 Saint requires a special hub. They are being blown out super cheap now because nobody wants them, and the new 2009 Saint that about to be released went back to standard mounting.

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    If you are looking for a closeout upgrade, here is an LX for $32

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...erailleur.aspx

    This derailleur will work with your setup, but it's "Low Normal" which means it will shift backwards from what you currently have.

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    Oh okay so if I was to want a saint I would have to wait for the 09 version and so on, but I will look at he LX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolbiker
    If you are looking for a closeout upgrade, here is an LX for $32

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...erailleur.aspx

    This derailleur will work with your setup, but it's "Low Normal" which means it will shift backwards from what you currently have.
    This is indeed a very good deal.

    You'll also find that the rear mech makes alot more sense that way around - once you get used to it.
    Now if only theyd make a shadow rapidrise...

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    I guess the real question is would you wait for ther 09 or go with a LX

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoetx
    Oh okay so if I was to want a saint I would have to wait for the 09 version and so on, but I will look at he LX.
    Actually the '09 version is out:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/181...Top-Normal.htm

    But I wouldn't recommend it for you. Its super beefy for DH and freeriding. Also it won't work too well with a triple chain ring in the front, so you would need to be using a double or single.

    If you wanted something beefier for your normal mountain bike I would get the SLX.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/180...Top-Normal.htm

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    Dont go saint - its really not worth it for anything but REALLY heavy use.

    To be perfectly honest, SLX is a bit more beefy - but XT/LX are plenty durable enough... For the difference, that money could be spent upgrading elsewhere. If your bike came with a low end drivetrain, theres bound to be plenty of things that would benefit from an upgrade (no offense).

    Also - I would jump on that LX mech, the deal is incredible

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