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Questions & Suggestions about Rear Derailleur

Old 05-18-15, 02:55 PM
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Questions & Suggestions about Rear Derailleur

Hello folks,

First of all I'm new to this forum, i hope this is the right place for this topic,


I bought a Canyon Ultimate CF SL 9.0 Di2 about a month ago with 11-28 , 36-52 on it. I requested 11-32 but they don't provide 11-32 for di2 version of the bike. But since the very first day my rear derailleur doesn't look like a short cage derailleur(which allows up to 11-28t cassette) , it seems to me that it's a mid cage derailleur( which allows up to 11-32t cassette) and if thats the case, i just need to change the cassette and maybe chain to be able to use 11-32 combination.

Now here's some picture of the rear derailleur in different gears, (It is Shimano Ultegra 6870 11Speed btw)












What do you think it is , mid cage or short cage ?

If it is short cage , do you think if its worth changing to mid cage or not ?

I see everyone using at least 11-28 and most folks use 11-25 or 12-23 and i can't even get along with the 11-28 without thinking about going to 11-32.

I dont usually use the first gear (28) anyway unless the slope is close to %10 or higher. It's just good to know there is a 32t gear that i can use if i get into trouble every now and then.

Am i being crazy here ? Help me out please!

Thank you all in advance

Cheers,

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That looks like SS to me. GS looks like a flagpole in comparison.

I have 52/36 and 11-25 and don't miss a 28t cog.
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Don't know what crank you have, but smaller chainrings may be an option. I like the dork disc. Did it come with the bike? I'd buy one if it was not too $$$.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Don't know what crank you have, but smaller chainrings may be an option. I like the dork disc. Did it come with the bike? I'd buy one if it was not too $$$.
Yeah, it came with the bike. I have Shimano Ultegra 11Speed Crank 36/52 . But changing the chainring would change all of the gear combinations, when changing the cassette only affects the first 3 or 4 gears.
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