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    2012 Element 950 rear derailleur CAGE

    I took a spill and need a new rear derailleur. I am just going to replace the stock SRAM X9 with a new X9.

    I am 99% certain that it is a "LONG CAGE." Can someone please confirm?

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    Are you going with the X-9 Type 2 RD with the damper clutch?

    The SRAM medium cage is roughly 3" or 75mm between pulley centres so you should be able to confirm what you have based on that number.
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    Rocky Mountain told me it is a medium cage. Thanks.

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    I have one for sale ;-)

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    Kinda related to the RD on a 2012 Element 9 series....is this the right hanger?

    Small Parts-Derailleur Hanger-Derailleur Hanger - Vertex / Altitude / Element

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    Never mind, I see this is the correct hanger.

    Small Parts-Derailleur Hanger-Derailleur Hanger - 142 x 12

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    To be clear: if you ask SRAM, they will tell you LONG CAGE. We spec MED CAGE, knowing that if you ride small/small there will be slack in the chain. But you shouldn't ride small / small ANYHOW. The med cage is just long enough to ride big/big, without having a big ol' derailleur hanging' out there looking for a root to snag. That's our "official" position.
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