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Old 06-09-13, 01:07 PM
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What are the best shutting components on the market, namely the front and rear derailments?
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Old 06-09-13, 01:19 PM
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shutting? derailments?,
What are the best shutting components on the market, namely the front and rear derailments?
the most expensive ones of course.. Now the shifting is electronically controlled.
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Old 06-10-13, 05:33 PM
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Too open of a question. Mountain bike or road bike? But even then, some think SRAM is best, others think Campy is best, others prefer Shimano. Once you get to a certain level, they all are very good. You just have to decide which shifting method you like.
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Old 06-10-13, 05:39 PM
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DuraAce Di2
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DuraAce Di2
Yeah, right.
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I've always liked the smooth shifting of this old school Dura Ace RD-7402. It has a little shorter cable pull than the current standard, so you need a matching shifter for indexing or go friction.

I have 3 right now, but only one matching shifter that i mounted to a thumbshifter converter made by "Paul". (The Paul Thumbie). This is on my late '80's Serotta with SLX tubing and a Joe Bell paint job. (running a simple 1X8 drivetrain)

The jockey wheels were upgraded to custom alloy ones with ball bearings by the previous owner, but the stock jockey wheels work fine too.

Another bike is run in friction mode with a vintage Suntour XC Pro shifter. (another FABULOUS thumbshifter!)



A Dura Ace SL-7402 downtube shifter mounted on a Paul Thumbie. Not likely to miss a shift even with gloves on!




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Don't use "shutting components" so ???
Though only trains derailed??? Could be wrong...

My favorite components are made be Campy...I consider them the best in the world...
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Campagnolo! /thread
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ha I meant shifting components, like front and rear derailers
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thanks!
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Whatever is on sale.
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There are three companies that make most drive train components, including shifters and derailleurs: Shimano, Sram, and Campagnolo. All three companies make a range of products to fit different functions (such as mountain versus road), different priorities (weight versus durability versus price), and different specs like chainring/cassette sizes and number of gears. Each company likely makes at least one set of derailleurs that would fill your need. Which is "best" depends on your own preference and whatever compatibility requirements you need to consider. If you already have shifters for example, you'll want derailleurs that are compatible with them.
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Actually,SunRace is prolly specc'd on more bikes in the world than Campy,just not in the US.
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