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    rear derailer on nomad

    i'm wondering whats the go with durace derailers that some guys run instead of the normal "offroad" type ones? is any one running this type of derailer on their nomads and whats the advantage. seems a lot of downhillers are using them. i"m thinking its a weight advantage?

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    short cage, usually for single ring setups. I run a shorty x0 on mine with a single ring, and cant see much advantage to running a roadie der instead.
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    It's a weight and short cage advantage. The disadvantage is that road derailleurs are not as strong as quality MTB derailleurs. You'll get some argument from some on this, but a DuraAce derailleur is not as tough as an XTR version...and it doesn't need to be as strong for obvious reasons. Just get a short or mid-cage MTB derailleur, and you'll probably be better off.

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    thanks for the info guys, i'll just stick wiyh my scram one by the sounds of it

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    The new short cage Saint der is available now. It also has a stiffer spring so it reduces chainslap.

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