Front and rear derailleur Question and clarification..Help :)
So I am relatively new to the sport, but ride a whole lot (4-5 days a week)
My question is, what is the "real world" difference between, lets say a X7 Front derailleur and a XTR one? or lets say an XTR rear derailleur and a XO or XX?
Is it the feel of the shift? the speed?
I have a X7 front and XTR rear.
Just wondering whats the actual differences are.
Sorry if this question is stupid.
Appreciate any answers.
A few grams and bling points with your friends. I have x7 shifters, x7 fd and x9 rd. I may spend $120 and get a xo right shifter, but everything else will stay stock until it breaks. I'm sure sram and shimano love selling xtr and xx stuff to weekend amateurs, but for most people I can't imagine that there's much functional benefit.
Generally the higher end stuff has tighter tolerances, better seals and materials....
Originally Posted by guyneutron
They generally perform a little bit better, especially when pushed hard.
They certainly cost more.
Lots of people say run junk stuff in the winter etc...I run XTR, it has lasted 5 years plus and 30,000km, no way a junker can make that life....
If I compare the performance weight and life to a junker I end up liking the high end better.
BTW XTR shifters are noticable better than anything else out there.
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