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    Long,medium or short cage for 11T-32T cassette?

    Hello, I did read the sticky, but I still can't figure out which one I need. I'm planning to buy SRAM derailleurs and shifters, but I need to know what kind of rear derailleur I need if the rear cassette has 11-32 (8 speed) teeth and front has 24-42 (3 rings).

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    Long,medium or short cage for 11T-32T cassette?

    Quote Originally Posted by eedijs View Post
    Hello, I did read the sticky, but I still can't figure out which one I need. I'm planning to buy SRAM derailleurs and shifters, but I need to know what kind of rear derailleur I need if the rear cassette has 11-32 (8 speed) teeth and front has 24-42 (3 rings).
    Long. Not 10-speed.
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    What do you mean by "not 10-speed"? Are you sure that I should get the long instead of medium? What's the difference?

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    Long,medium or short cage for 11T-32T cassette?

    He means that a 10 speed derailleur is incompatible with 8 or 9 speed shifters, so make sure that you buy an 8 or 9 speed derailleur.
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    You have a tooth difference of 39 teeth. Capacity of a medium is 37. Should be a long. Medium would probably work if you were very careful with chain length but you would not be able to change your gearing.

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    Thank you very much, I'll be getting the SRAM X4 then, which is a long cage. This is the first time I change derraileurs and shifters for this bike (5 years old), should be much better.

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