Old 06-02-15, 02:08 PM
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Those are two of my favorite derailleurs of all time. Your difficulties with the ARX do not match my experience with that RD. Look carefully at the ARX setup. Is the cable running freely? Housings in good shape. Has play developed n the derailleur /cage pivot? The idler pulleys?

I would expect the Cyclone to shift a little quicker and be a little less smooth.

Is your FW a Hyperglide? I put one on last winter and found it shifts so easily that any errors centering the RD made for unplanned shifts. It is my opinion that it is really not well suited for friction/ratchet shifting and left for accurate index systems.

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