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    Bad stick

    I can't imagine how a small stick can do this bad to an RD
    Here's a vine also as temporary chain device.
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    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Ugh, I feel for you. I've done that a couple times, albeit, with cheaper X7 components. Luckily, it's a been a while now. *knock on wood*
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    It's amazing what a weak link the rear derailleur is. I'm really surprised they don't end up looking like that more often and that component scientist/inventors haven't come up with something better yet.
    I mean they've got them so they work really well, but still very exposed/fragile/finnicky.

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    It's a good thing for the RD to be the weaker link though,
    It's saves your frame from being damage or bent.
    The Chili's hanger is very strong though as compared to my Truth gummy bear hanger,
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Shimano fixed them with the original Saint. I totally abused that thing and it ate up every hit. Too Bad it was so heavy... Btw, they are fireproof too.

    I've had good luck with shadows too though. I'm digging the XT plus.

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    My short cage saint has taken several bone headed riding moves & still kicking ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Shimano fixed them with the original Saint. I totally abused that thing and it ate up every hit. Too Bad it was so heavy... Btw, they are fireproof too.

    I've had good luck with shadows too though. I'm digging the XT plus.
    The amount of abuse the original saint could take was insane. It literally smashed through rocks. Best derailleur at South Mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    The Chili's hanger is very strong though as compared to my Truth gummy bear hanger,
    The Ventana hangers were made from gummy bears too.

    I did manage to bend a Knolly hanger, but I went through at least three Zee derailleurs before it gave up. And before CharacterZero gets a chance to point it out, I'll admit I am a hack.
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    Yeah I've bent my Delirium hanger pretty badly before. I used a hammer and straightened it out, and it works like new.

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    The two times I shredded my X7s, I also bent my V-Tach hanger, which is no easy chore. That's a massive chunk of AL, and about $50 to replace. Those were expensive rides.
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