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    Ventana Derailleur Hangers, 1 X.0 Rear Derailleur 0.

    Today, I went riding on a non-technical trail here. The entrance trail is .4 miles and goes up 500 feet. During that time, I'm granny gearing it on the up, and on a flatter section, I switch to a harder gear.

    When it gets steeper again, I make the gearing all granny, then I hear *CRUNCH*. I unclip, checking the chain to see if it was chain suck.

    Instead, I see the lower part of my rear derailleur on a part of the chain it shouldn't have been. The chain had a stiff link, and it got narfed in the derailleur during downshift. Oops.

    Lesson learned: don't buy anymore carbon derailleurs. It was replaced with an X.9. I only went with the X.0 because it's medium cage, and I run two chainrings up front. Silly me.

    My derailleur hanger was trashed, but what amazed me is how it wasn't broken, but bent 45 degrees. It's really amazing how solid this piece of metal is, and I can't imagine the force it took to bend the bloody thing.

    (Derailleur broke at the cage and the inner pulley, no pics of that. With the derailleur less than a year old, and me not using my bike for months, the LBS is going to try to warranty it).

    But daaaang, I can't believe that the hanger didn't snap. No cracks either.
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    I did the same thing with a nearly new X9 derailleur on the TRT trail this past summer. It only had about 120 miles on it or so. I've gone back to Shimano on my Salty. SRAM stuff still makes me nervous (granted I still have 9.0SL on my Mantis though).

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    Why are they trying to warranty it? If it was caused by a stiff link in the chain then it's clearly not a warranty issue. If you broke the carbon cage then you would have most likely bent an aluminum cage too, so that likely doesn't matter. You can also replace the cage on the X.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Why are they trying to warranty it? If it was caused by a stiff link in the chain then it's clearly not a warranty issue. If you broke the carbon cage then you would have most likely bent an aluminum cage too, so that likely doesn't matter. You can also replace the cage on the X.0.

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    Ahhhhh come on Larry. Tis the Season...to blame others and make them pay. Scream Warranty sucka, it's Christmas afterall.

    Sheeesh Larry, didn't think you were such a Bah-Humbug sort of guy?








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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Why are they trying to warranty it? If it was caused by a stiff link in the chain then it's clearly not a warranty issue.
    That's what I was wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    If you broke the carbon cage then you would have most likely bent an aluminum cage too, so that likely doesn't matter. You can also replace the cage on the X.0.

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    Seems like the real lesson learned is to check and lube the chain before each ride which, knowing Anne, I think she does. If so, the real culprit is the chain; its manufacturer is the one that needs to be contacted.
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    Okay, why did I jump in to this thread! Stup!d, Stup!d, Stup!d!!!!!!! I smacked a rock on my new XT shadow rear and bent the hanger on our X-Mas eve ride. It looks like the derailleur is toast as well (it is straight --but opposite of the normal way and locks up the rear wheel). That is two derailleurs this year after retiring my 8 year old 8 speed XTR in June.

    At least my wife hooked me up with 5" rockers though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVSocrates
    That's what I was wondering.

    Seems like the real lesson learned is to check and lube the chain before each ride which, knowing Anne, I think she does. If so, the real culprit is the chain; its manufacturer is the one that needs to be contacted.
    Because the rear derailleur was less than a year old. They offered, I'll definitely take 'em up on it.

    I do check my chainand my headset and my tires (and you get the point what else) every ride. I'm not sure what would have caused the stiff link, and if I overlooked it, I've learned my lesson.
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    Ventana Hanger 0, X.0 Derailleur 0

    While slowriding waiting for another rider a rock gave my X.9 a shove and the spokes did the rest. Ventana Hanger 0, X.0 Derailleur 0. At least my wheel wasn't damaged.

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