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    Derailleur suggestions for a 11-28 casette

    Hi,

    Am hoping to run a standard (short cage) road derailleur on my 11-28 casette but not sure it will handle the range, Shimano site lists 27 as a maximum for all of their road models, but not sure if I am reading the specs right

    Model Number
    RD-5600-SS

    Series
    105

    Cassette Compatibility
    10-speed

    Maximum Sprocket
    27T

    Minimum Sprocket
    11T

    Maximum Front Difference
    16T

    Total Capacity
    29T

    Anyone running a road derailleur on a 11-28?

    Posted a similar question in the tech section but might be more appropriate here, given its for a 20" wheeled Dahon.

    Cheers
    Derek

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    You'll have no trouble using any road derailer with 28T. Get a short cage. I've run one on a 11-34T cassette; wasn't pretty on 34T but it worked.
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    Any RD will work fine. There always are some margin in spec.
    I used to use dura ace SS RD with 11-32 mtb cassette and it worked well.

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    Even if you don't trust us, sheldon brown pretty much says the same thing.

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    I use an 11-28 with my Shimano Ultegra short rail RD. It's been working flawlessly for many months and probably over 1000 miles.

    Go for it with confidence!

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