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    SRAM X0 Rear Derailleur Cage Tension

    I recently purchased an X0 rd. Once I got it home I noticed that it did not have as much tension to pull the cage back as my X5 I was replacing, and also seems to have a small dead spot. Is it possible to repair this? If so, how hard will it be and how much should it cost. If it is under warranty should this be covered?
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    Is it new??

    If so then return it with an explanation. If used, then the main tension spring may have slipped into a different slot. This requires removal of the cage to fix and a little bit of experience or mechanical aptitude.
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    My 10 spd XO RD long cage lacks tension too. Only thing wrong with it really. So bad that I can pick up the rear or the bike by the saddle, rear tire a mere 6" off the ground, and drop it and the chain comes off the bottom of the chainring every time. Looks like there's a few holes in which the torsion spring end can fit into which tweak the tension a little. Would be nice to find a slightly heavier torsion spring, else maybe resort to one of those chainstay mounted dangling chainguides. Wonder if they stuck the wrong spring in ours, which was maybe meant for a short or med cage version.
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    Mine is medium cage and doesn't even have to be picked up to come off. It lacks the tension to keep the cage pulled back when pedalling.

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    Then its for sure the main spring that is either broken or has popped out of its locator hole.
    Mine did something similar just recently in a race. The LBS simply opened it up and relocated the spring end.
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