I have a question about the hierachy of derailleurs from Shimano.
MTB/Hybrid: Delore LX > Deore > Alivio > Altus > Acera
Road/Hybrid: 105 > Tiagra > Sora
I've noticed when I look at hybrids sometimes they have MTB type derailleurs and others have Road bike type.
Is the way I classified the derailleurs correct? (i.e. Deore is better than Alivio). Are they any inbetween the 105 and Tiagra?
Is it fair to compare the low end of each of these (i.e. Acera = Sora)? For hybrid bikes does it matter what derailleurs it comes with?
If I am comparing 2 bikes one has a Deore rear derailleur and the other has a Tiagra - would they be they same quality?
Just looking for some help on this.