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  1. #1
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    Nov 2006

    Rear derailleur configuration....

    How do you decide which style shimano rear derailleur to use? Most of the XTR ones are available in low normal, rapid rise etc, long medium short cage... too many options.

    can someone please decode all the notations that shimano likes to use?
    Also how do I know if I need a long medium or short cage? I am running a 11-32 in the rear and 22/32/44 front rings.
    Just want to make sure I select the correct one.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2006
    This thread has a post by Speedub.Nate which will tell you absolutely all you could need to know about derailleur sizing.
    As far as which derailleur to choose goes, I'd say that much depends on which shifter you have. A derailleur is only going to perform as well as the shifter that's telling it what to do. Are you aiming to buy 07 equipment?

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