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    Best lightweight pulley?

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for the "best" pulley for an XTR M972 Shadow RD. Requirements:


    -No more than ~12 gram
    -Durable (as in doesn't seize up after the first submersion or mud bath)
    -11T

    Please come with some suggestions and state your arguments. What pulleys are you currently using?

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    TorontoCycles, Derailleur Parts, Jockey Wheels, Shimano Kits
    is a good place to start
    i had the delrin plastic ones before that are really light but they did not last. i dont remember who makes those but toronto has a bunch of good alloy ones to pick from.
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    Thanks for the answer. I did have a look , and there were some interesting alternatives. However, ideally I would like a pair of these: ENDURO ZERO DERAILLEUR PULLEYS

    However, non-contact seals does not sound optimal for MTB application. Has anyone tried these and can comment on the longevity (both bearings and delrin)?

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    Unless they changed them, the Enduro jockey wheels did not include the lateral float of the upper jockey pulley like Shimano's patent provides, so they didn't shift as smoothly and quietly as the XTR pulleys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossmaxx View Post
    Thanks for the answer. I did have a look , and there were some interesting alternatives. However, ideally I would like a pair of these: ENDURO ZERO DERAILLEUR PULLEYS

    However, non-contact seals does not sound optimal for MTB application. Has anyone tried these and can comment on the longevity (both bearings and delrin)?
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    I haven't tried them, but these look good:

    Mount Zoom Speed Wheels 5.6g each!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossmaxx View Post
    Thanks for the answer. I did have a look , and there were some interesting alternatives. However, ideally I would like a pair of these: ENDURO ZERO DERAILLEUR PULLEYS

    However, non-contact seals does not sound optimal for MTB application. Has anyone tried these and can comment on the longevity (both bearings and delrin)?
    Those work great. They are so light and smooth...they spin when you blow on them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Those work great. They are so light and smooth...they spin when you blow on them!
    Nice to hear! Have you exposed them to rough conditions - and if so, have they held up well?

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    I like my Roth Shek carbon. They have lasted me two seasons now, no bearing issues yet. I don't ride in very very muddy conditions, but they still have seen quite a bit of rain.

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    Best lightweight pulley?

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    They only have 10T pulleys as far as I know.

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    Best lightweight pulley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossmaxx View Post
    They only have 10T pulleys as far as I know.
    They should also work on 9T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossmaxx View Post
    They only have 10T pulleys as far as I know.
    I've been using them since, maybe 2004, in my der's, XTR 952, 960 and 970, no problem at all.

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