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    SRAM/low normal?

    Are Sram rear derailers low normal, or high normal?

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    low...only shimano makes high normal stuff
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    Sram = High normal

    Quote Originally Posted by sloepoke
    Are Sram rear derailers low normal, or high normal?
    Only Shimano makes rapid rise (low normal) derailleurs. I believe DMR has it backwards. I run xtr rapid rise and like it.
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    SRAM is high normal. Low Normal=Rapid Rise

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    How about SRAM=Just normal and Shimano=Bass Ackwards. I never understood the High vs. Low normal bidness. Shimano should stop the madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknownrash
    How about SRAM=Just normal and Shimano=Bass Ackwards. I never understood the High vs. Low normal bidness. Shimano should stop the madness.
    You should go weigh in on the front brake on the right or left lever thread. There is nothing like a good argument on which way on something that is completely preference based is right or wrong.

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    that doesn't make sense to me because the spring brings the der. to the lowest gear while i have to pull the cable to get it to the higher gear that makes it low normal to me...what am i missing here
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    EDIT : See LyNx's post in "newbie derailuer replacement"

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    Low normal aka Rapidrise means when there is no tension on the rear derailleur, the chain will be sitting on the largest rear cog or, lowest gear.
    QUOTE=DMR For Life]that doesn't make sense to me because the spring brings the der. to the lowest gear while i have to pull the cable to get it to the higher gear that makes it low normal to me...what am i missing here
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    EDIT : See LyNx's post in "newbie derailuer replacement"[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMR For Life
    that doesn't make sense to me because the spring brings the der. to the lowest gear while i have to pull the cable to get it to the higher gear that makes it low normal to me...what am i missing here
    DMR

    EDIT : See LyNx's post in "newbie derailuer replacement"
    The big cogs in the rear drive are the low gears. A low normal means the derailleur normally rests on the biggest(low) cog unless there is cable tension.

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    thanks

    Thanks that answers my question. One of my bikes is low normal, and the other is high normal. i like the low normal best, it seems to work better for me, and I am going to replace my rear derailer so both bikes will be low normal.

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