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    Hope For DJing Long cage or Short cage derailleur?

    hi,
    i am thinking of buying a sram x9 rear derailleur. For urban dj park should i get long cage or short cage. please help me !! is this derailleur wat i should be looking for anyway?
    thanks

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    If you are running 3 rings up front go with the long-cage. If you're just running a single up front, go with the short. If you're running two, I'd still go with the short-cage.

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    Short cage, less weight, and it is less easy to bash it on stuff. For urban and DJ, you will probably break a lot of derailleurs(I don't consider myself harsh on a drivetrain, but I broke two since last year). Maybe look into a cheaper x7, it'll be less painful to your wallet when you break it.

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    depends on how often you mash up RD's. I've had the same shimano deore long cage rear derailleur for 4 years. never been bashed up too hard. still runs fine.shortcage will work just fine, so will long. but just because of weight, I'd probably choose a short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolling racer
    hi,
    i am thinking of buying a sram x9 rear derailleur. For urban dj park should i get long cage or short cage. please help me !! is this derailleur wat i should be looking for anyway?
    thanks

    you didn't post what bike this is going on, so I'll just mention instead of assume, that you also have to account for chain-growth on a full-suspension rig.

    Tag1 explained it well too. depends on if you run 1, 2, or 3 rings up front.

    also, with the short cage, and less chain links, if properly set-up, you will have a tighter shifting drive-train as well, and ideally less chain bounce too, but unfortunetly doesn't eliminate it...


    I don't tend to destroy derailleurs too often, similar to Todd, and on top of that, I have a specialized derailleur guard to make things a bit sturdier (I tend to break many derailleur hangers long before the derailleur itself).


    or read above, IonicRipper's got it. I'd agree that for street/park/dj, SS is the way to go for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Short cage, less weight, and it is less easy to bash it on stuff. For urban and DJ, you will probably break a lot of derailleurs(I don't consider myself harsh on a drivetrain, but I broke two since last year). Maybe look into a cheaper x7, it'll be less painful to your wallet when you break it.
    Or if your the kind that brakes derailleurs frequently, you can maybe take a look at single speeds? Their almost impossible to brake (unless you really want to) and their cheaper then derailleurs.

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    i'm new to this MTB stuff, could someone please post up a long and short kage derailer and tell me the benifeits of each? I think my KHS comes stock with a long kage, but I could be wrong. BTW I have a single upfront and just want to take up as much slack w/o going SS. Thanks
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    Just take out a few links in the chain or get a chainguide, it'll take up any slack you may have.

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    C'mon now, single speed is the way to go. Don't be silly.

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    yer i run like a more chincky version of a giant stp its called a rockmachine quake. i run 2 up front and 8 at the back thx.

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