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    Sram Derailleur Model Year Problem

    ok... basically i ordered a rockhopper comp disc. then i haggled for a swap from shimano to sram.

    I have a MAJOR problem. i originally had them swap out the deore shifters and deore lx derailleur for x-7 shifters and x-7 rd, right?
    well then i went back and decided to pay the difference to upgrade to x9's.

    i took a look at the x9's (in the box, the rockhopper had to be ordered in later) and then went home.

    then i went to the sram website. the x9's they had are IDENTICAL to the x-7's that i saw on sram.com.

    i figured that they had last year's x9's, which became this year's x7's.


    what i SHOULD be getting:


    i'm like CRAP i paid 40 bucks extra just to get x7's.

    what the heck should i do? should i make them order in this year's x9's? it'll cost the same... right?
    i don't wanna be stuck with last year's x-9's next year. and i DO care. that's 40 bucks down the drain.

    UPDATE: not even. jensonusa.com shows that this is the 05 x9 derailleur too. that means the x9 they're giving me is from 04 or even older.
    http://jensonusa.com/store/product/R...illeur+05.aspx

    difference between current x7 and x9:
    lighter (because of more magnesium)
    pulleys use cartridge bearings rather than sealed (can replace just the bearings rather than the entire pulley).

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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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    its the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    its the same thing.
    No offense, but you really don't know that. It could and likely is using better quality bearings and bushings. I know the x.7 has a pretty crap bushing/c clamp at the bolt side where it clips into the hanger, the x.9 is slightly better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    its the same thing.
    no it isn't.

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    anyway... i called them just now and i told them my little problem and they told me they'll order a new one in... just like that.

    i just hope they don't forget though...

    i'll post the results when i get the bike on monday/tuesday.

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    anyways, my last bit of knowledge before i leave:

    apparently this year's x.9's have a problem with breaking b-knuckles, apparently caused by chains that are too short... even on bone stock factory-new bikes.

    just a heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    anyways, my last bit of knowledge before i leave:

    apparently this year's x.9's have a problem with breaking b-knuckles, apparently caused by chains that are too short... even on bone stock factory-new bikes.

    just a heads up.
    that kinda sucks, with so many x9's out on bikes this year...

    but i bet every derailleur has its problems though... don't tell me the deore xt is perfect and free of flaws...

    guaranteed... if there's a part out there.. someone's gonna have a story of it breaking a week out of the box.

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    chill out and enjoy the ride
    "I'm; young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it. I got that 6-deuce, with curtains, so you can't see me and I didn't even have to put tints on it."

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    looks like you have x9's too...

    the majority of ppl probably don't have that problem.

    plus the point of my problem is that i paid 40 bucks for nothing.

    and that's a lot considering I get 7.35 an hour.
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    I make $7.50 an hour. NO biggy. Yah know what. It's X.9 all the same. It's still going to perform well and it's going to be a good derailleur, so if it doesn;t work out, you're stuck with a derailleur that shifts well, big loss
    "I'm; young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it. I got that 6-deuce, with curtains, so you can't see me and I didn't even have to put tints on it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    I make $7.50 an hour. NO biggy. Yah know what. It's X.9 all the same. It's still going to perform well and it's going to be a good derailleur, so if it doesn;t work out, you're stuck with a derailleur that shifts well, big loss
    so go for it - buy all your stuff from '96 - i'm sure you'll get great deals on stuff from back then... and it'll shift 'well' too. you know, shimano tourneys shift well to most people too.

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    I know you want to find the best deal out there and all that good stuff. But i think you are stressing over a very minor detail. I dont mean to be flippent, but they are both good ders and you probably wont notice the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak
    I know you want to find the best deal out there and all that good stuff. But i think you are stressing over a very minor detail. I dont mean to be flippent, but they are both good ders and you probably wont notice the difference.
    tru.

    i learnt my lesson here.

    i'm getting shimano tourney's instead.

    seriously i was just a little overreacted from the sunny hot day... i guess my photon receivers clogged up and i needed something to stress over.

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    So all that work to get SRAM X.7 and then X.9 for nothing?

    At least you made a decision though... I'm still as undecided as ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by cream.soda
    tru.

    i learnt my lesson here.

    i'm getting shimano tourney's instead.

    seriously i was just a little overreacted from the sunny hot day... i guess my photon receivers clogged up and i needed something to stress over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cream.soda
    so go for it - buy all your stuff from '96 - i'm sure you'll get great deals on stuff from back then... and it'll shift 'well' too. you know, shimano tourneys shift well to most people too.

    or from `06 maybe, sorry but a year isn't going to make a heaping world of difference. "OOOH it has this shiny new doodad, it has that shiny new doodad" GREAT! oh well, so mine is a year out of what's "new" yah know what, it shifts great and it works great. and I enjoy the ride not stressing over the fact that UH OH my derailleur isn't 2007, people are gonna know, I DON'T HAVE THE LATEST GREATEST, eee gads, calm down. The only thing I buy from `96 is The Beastie Boys. So word to your mother and quit making mountains out of mole hills unless its a mountain I can ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by cream.soda
    tru.

    learnt
    tru = not a word, next time try TRUE

    learnt = not a word, next time try LEARNED
    "I'm; young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it. I got that 6-deuce, with curtains, so you can't see me and I didn't even have to put tints on it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    or from `06 maybe, sorry but a year isn't going to make a heaping world of difference. "OOOH it has this shiny new doodad, it has that shiny new doodad" GREAT! oh well, so mine is a year out of what's "new" yah know what, it shifts great and it works great. and I enjoy the ride not stressing over the fact that UH OH my derailleur isn't 2007, people are gonna know, I DON'T HAVE THE LATEST GREATEST, eee gads, calm down. The only thing I buy from `96 is The Beastie Boys. So word to your mother and quit making mountains out of mole hills unless its a mountain I can ride
    you completely missed my point.

    learn to read ALL the posts.
    learn to understand math EMDBEDDED WITHIN ENGLISH.
    then, learn how to do it IN YOUR HEAD!

    i stated my point clearly. and it's TWO years of difference, about to be three. and 04 x9=current x7. would you like to make a few hour's worth of work amount to absolutely nothing? i don't think so. i already got my x7 for free, i was paying $40 to upgrade to x9.

    chill and stop trying to weasel out a point to say.

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