Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-04, 09:24 PM   #1
FLYBYU
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sram Plasm D.I.R.T. Derailer

Has anyone heard of the Sram PLasm D.I.R.T. Rear derailer, it is supposed to be 205grams, I'm thinking of getting one for my Trek because it works with RapidFire and 7, 8 and 9spds. I found it on some discount parts sites, but there is no mention of it on Sram's site as far as I can see.
FLYBYU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-04, 11:25 PM   #2
Hunter
NOT a weight weenie
 
Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Bikes:
Posts: 1,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sram phased it out when they made the 7.0 and 9.0 rear der. The technology was borrowed from it and improved on later to become the XO. They are fantastic derailleurs!
Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-04, 01:09 AM   #3
FLYBYU
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, I checked on MTBreview.com and they seem to be highly reviewed. However most people complained that the Plasma was not very strong and often broke, however the Quartz which features many of the same design features was made alot stronger from what I understand. From the reviews I read it seems that they shift better then anything out there. The reason I asked is that my derailer packed it in on my bike and I'm looking for another one. I would perfer to keep as little Shimano components on my bike as possible so I was very intrested in these two derailers, as well as being very unique they seem to work very well too. I think I will get the Quartz, it is built stronger then the Plasma, however it is closer to 260 grams then 200, but it is still way lighter then the current derailer I have on my bike.
FLYBYU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-04, 10:23 AM   #4
mindbogger
Senior Member
 
mindbogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
didn't sach make a DIRT derailleur?
mindbogger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-04, 01:42 PM   #5
FLYBYU
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes from the research I've done, it seems that Sachs originally came up with the D.I.R.T derailer design, but then either Sram bought them out or they licenced the design to Sram, so Sram built them for a a couple of years. Now Sram is using the D.I.R.T. design in thier X0 derailer and the Sram 9.0 I believe.
FLYBYU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-04, 11:22 PM   #6
Hunter
NOT a weight weenie
 
Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Bikes:
Posts: 1,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sram owns Sachs. Also yes in their time the Quartz rear der did outshift everything out there.
Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-04, 11:53 PM   #7
Jim311
Senior Member
 
Jim311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 1,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quartz/Sachs made good stuff!
Jim311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:17 PM.