Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moncton NB
Bikes: Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
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Yeah, they don't matter as much, but once you get better, they hinder your performance.
I have a Shimano Alivio Derailleur.
It was great for me for a long time, did the trick just fine. Then I learned to pedal kick, and it skips like crazy because of the strong force on the derailleur.
But, for you it'll be fine. A good beginner bike is around 500. I wouldn't go any lower.