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    Rear Derailleur Cage Length???

    I am in the process of picking out a new rear deraileur for by bike because my old one has been bent and repaired too many times. I have a stock Sram X.7 rear derailleur on my 2005 Haro Extreme X2 (I am not sure if it's a long cage or a medium cage). I am not looking for a high end rear derailleur but one in the medium price rage that will take a beating. My main question is what is the different benefits of different cage lengths(short/med/long)? I was leaning towards getting a short/mid cage rear derailleur because I feel that since it doesn't go down as far it is less likely to be hit while riding. Is there any difference in shifting or is it just length? Will I really notice a significant difference in the cage length?

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    Check out the Sticky at the top of the post list....

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    I say go med cage. Where it fails and can not take up enough chain slack you will never be using those gears any how.

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