About 3 weeks after I got my Mongoose DH I was doing jumps and screwed the derailleur into my spokes, I talked about here in a rant thread I started. Anyway Today, after having my bike serviced last week, I took iy on the trails for the first time properly. Well coming down a FIREROAD I start to here a click, then bang, about 5m after a rocky sectio my rear locks up. My drailleu was through the spokes and torn to shreds.
Well I took it into the bikeshop, they are going to fix it all up for free and take the whole bike apart and look at everything to find out why my bike is destroying derailleur hangers. Apparently at another store some guy was having the exact same problem as me. They fixed this by putting a short cage road derailleur on it. So I'm getting a Tiagra road derailleur pu on it (equivelent to deore). The strange thing is I know people who put their Goose DH through hell and not have a single problem. Does anyone know what sort of difference a road derailleur will have conmpared to my not so old but rooted deore?