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Old 07-06-22, 02:52 PM
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microshift 9 speed rear derailleur replacement

my Fuji Touring 9 speed bicycle needs a replacement for the Shimano Deore rear derailleur on it presently.

sniffing around on the net seems that microSHIFT is a good alternative to the higher priced Deore available. my rear gear cluster is 32 tooth and a long cage derailleur should be more than adequate?

https://www.amazon.com/microSHIFT-De...oilerfoiler-20

i would stay with my current Deore shifter but it is a reverse shifting 9 speed derailleur and i prefer a more normal setup.

thanks for the advice and help.
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I put the microshift 9-speed on my wife's mountain bike to replace her older Deore-XT setup. It works great and is an improvement. For 3X9, which she had, it works better without the clutch.
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I put the microshift 9-speed on my wife's mountain bike to replace her older Deore-XT setup. It works great and is an improvement. For 3X9, which she had, it works better without the clutch.
thanks. my Fuji Touring is a 3x9 too and mostly run on rural flat land roads, not much shifting required.

clutch? i have seen mention of the clutch, but never have seen a 'clutch' on a bicycle. is this something that is adjusted on a derailleur for some reason?

Edit, ok searched for derailleur clutch, basically something unneeded on a road bike. nice to have if your in the rough, but not for me.

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Originally Posted by Duo View Post
thanks. my Fuji Touring is a 3x9 too and mostly run on rural flat land roads, not much shifting required.

clutch? i have seen mention of the clutch, but never have seen a 'clutch' on a bicycle. is this something that is adjusted on a derailleur for some reason?

Edit, ok searched for derailleur clutch, basically something unneeded on a road bike. nice to have if your in the rough, but not for me.
Yeah, it is basically a resistance spring that keeps the chain under tension. It's main function is to keep the chain on a (single) front cog, but it also helps to minimize chain slap on the stays. However, it makes shifting of 2X and 3X systems a bit clunkier, and for those you have a front derailleur, so you don't need a clutch.

This is their Advent 9 series rear derailleur. The one you linked it Amazon might be different.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Yeah, it is basically a resistance spring that keeps the chain under tension. It's main function is to keep the chain on a (single) front cog, but it also helps to minimize chain slap on the stays. However, it makes shifting of 2X and 3X systems a bit clunkier, and for those you have a front derailleur, so you don't need a clutch.

This is their Advent 9 series rear derailleur. The one you linked it Amazon might be different.
the Advent seems to be their upscale derailleur; i just need 'good enuf' and am hoping the microSHIFT MTB Mezzo Rear Derailleur RD-R45L to be adequate for the task.

after thinking about it, i will try the repair myself. originally the bike shop was going to get the job, but i wanna learn a bit more about setting these things up.

https://www.amazon.com/microSHIFT-De...oilerfoiler-20
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