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    Deore rears moving too much

    I find that when I'm doing some small drops or going over some rock gardens, my Deore in the rear is moving slightly too much.

    My chain is rather new (2 months). Would it be wise to remove some links?

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    you can do that... or get a chain tensioner...

    careful on removing too many links.. specially if you crosschain on occasion as you might break your RD in one of them..

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    Which would be the better choice?

    I'm really annoyed of hearing my drivetrain rattling around when I go down.

    EDIT: I just checked up on chain tensioners and I see that decent ones for for about $150+. If I just take one or two links off, how would that damage my RD exactly? (or in other words, what is crosschain?)

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    Deore is like a pogo stick. Not even sure why they still make that. Does more damage to the Shimano name than dual shifters.

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    It's a Shimano problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk
    I find that when I'm doing some small drops or going over some rock gardens, my Deore in the rear is moving slightly too much.

    My chain is rather new (2 months). Would it be wise to remove some links?

    ALL Shimano rear derailleurs have that problem but the higher end ones (XT,XTR) do it a little less. The solution is Sram rear derailleur. They don't slap nowhere near as much and never jump a cog under bumpy conditions. This video kinda shows why your having a problem. Do not shorten the chain.

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    Hmm, mine moves around more than that. Can I tighten it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk
    Hmm, mine moves around more than that. Can I tighten it?

    Nope
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    Then, what would removing a link do? My friend has a deore as well, and his is a wee-bit tighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk
    I find that when I'm doing some small drops or going over some rock gardens, my Deore in the rear is moving slightly too much.

    My chain is rather new (2 months). Would it be wise to remove some links?
    That's been Deore's feature for years. Its spring is too weak. It's also incompatible with higher level spings from LX/XT/XTR (I once tried to upgrade it). Total crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danoalb
    ALL Shimano rear derailleurs have that problem but the higher end ones (XT,XTR) do it a little less. The solution is Sram rear derailleur. They don't slap nowhere near as much and never jump a cog under bumpy conditions. This video kinda shows why your having a problem. Do not shorten the chain.
    the same reason that makes SRAM RDs so stiff is the one that makes them break at the knuckle..since they don't pivot back... they perform awesome though...

    I hope the new shadox XT is somehow "in the middle"

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