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    Road derailleurs ?

    I am hearing some use road derailleurs on their downhill and freeride rigs. What are the limits and specifics? Say I want something really small (very rocky trails is all I ride pretty much) that would work on my '03 BigHit with standard 9 speed set up. XT works for me, but I keep clipping stuff with it.

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    I run a shimano 105 short cage....works great with a 11-30t 8-speed cassette and single front. I like it because it's cheap, light and has excellent ground clearance because the cage is so short.

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    P.S. I got 2x9. 11-34 + 22&32.
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    i dont think your gunna find a road deralluer to go up to 34 teeth. you can try. most ppl who run road derailluers also run road cassettes

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    What's the highest gear on road cassettes?
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    shimano makes up to 27. sram 26. and campy makes 29, but its ten spd. you can still run it using 9 i think. but the campy is pretty expensive. over $100

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    Don't Shimano and SRAM still make a mid-cage MTB derailleur? I'm too lazy to go look on their sites, but I thought both companies made a unit like this. It's not as short as a road derailleur, but it's shorter than an MTB unit. I have an XTR mid-cage on my road bike.

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    i trash that shitmano "short cage" stuff.
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    yes, they do.

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    Maybe you're a candidate...

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    i trash that shitmano "short cage" stuff.
    for a Rohloff. I know, I know...they're godawful expensive and a little heavy.

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    If you're running 2-ring setup, get the midcage.

    Doesn't Campy need to be used with Campy shifters? And Campy cassettes? And Campy hubs?

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    i'm not sure. you can run them with shimano shifter but it wont be perfectly clean. as for hubs, i'm almost positive you can run them on regular cassette hubs

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