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Old 07-06-06, 08:43 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-07-06, 09:31 AM   #2
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its the same thing.
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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!

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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 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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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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