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Best Derailleur for under £20

Old 03-31-12, 12:23 PM
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Best Derailleur for under £20

I got myself a second hand road bike and promised my wife I would not need to spend any money on it to get on the road.

So far I have had to buy pedals, bottom bracket bearing, chain, pump, Derailleur hanger and various tools

So it looks like I will also need a new rear Derailleur. I have seen various ones at under £20 some with good reviews but I am unsure what to go for. My bike has a 8 speed cassette on it.

So far I have looked at:

Shimano 2300

Shimano Black Acera Rear Derailleur RD-M360

Shimano Sora


any suggestions would be appreciated
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You are such a liar. Does she know you're spending all her hard earned money? After the derailleur what's next? A seat? Some spendy Conti tyres? Some handbuilt wheels?

Hmmm?
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You are such a liar. Does she know you're spending all her hard earned money? After the derailleur what's next? A seat? Some spendy Conti tyres? Some handbuilt wheels?

Hmmm?
*LOL* Yeah you are right but I reckon she is on to me... just need to keep below the radar.
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So no advice then

Oh well I reckon I will go with the Shimano Sora
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I don't know, 20 pounds seems awfully heavy for a rear derailleur!
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How much is the new Tiagra RD 4600?
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How much is the new Tiagra RD 4600?
Looks to be around £30 here in the UK

I did not see them before, are they good ? much better than the Sora ??
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Stay away from the 2300 if you can afford to. My allez is all 2300 and it's pretty poor stuff. In contrast, I couldn't feel any difference at all between my girlfriend's all tiagra bike, and the all 105 bike I just rode. Both feel infinitely better than the 2300. Haven't tried the sora.
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Stay away from the 2300 if you can afford to. My allez is all 2300 and it's pretty poor stuff. In contrast, I couldn't feel any difference at all between my girlfriend's all tiagra bike, and the all 105 bike I just rode. Both feel infinitely better than the 2300. Haven't tried the sora.

Thank you... I did see the 2300 but went for the Sora (£19.99) as it seemed to have good reviews
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Thank you... I did see the 2300 but went for the Sora (£19.99) as it seemed to have good reviews
Ha! 2300 would have been fine - consider yourself bitten by karma.
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This is America. For 20 bucks, your best bet is a thick leather glove.
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Ha! 2300 would have been fine - consider yourself bitten by karma.
It could just be the shifters, but the performance of my 2300 stuff is really poor. I've got an older 7.2 trek hybrid that shifts better. I like my allez, but I do regret not spending a few extra dollars to at least get into sora stuff.
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Originally Posted by wphamilton
Ha! 2300 would have been fine - consider yourself bitten by karma.
Bitten by Karma... why what did I do wrong ?

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This is America. For 20 bucks, your best bet is a thick leather glove.
What for once something is actually cheaper over here in Rip-Off Britain .... its usually us that gets a wedge of cash added to the price of everything
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OK update, got the Sora and although I have not been out already its sounding better and changing gear great
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat
This is America. For 20 bucks, your best bet is a thick leather glove.
OK. My turn.

This is NOT America you doofus, it's the internet. Stay away if you can't handle that.

Probably votes Republican...
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Bitten by Karma... why what did I do wrong ?
Telling the wife you were done spending, while still upgrading ...

Originally Posted by Porkponey
It could just be the shifters, but the performance of my 2300 stuff is really poor. I've got an older 7.2 trek hybrid that shifts better. I like my allez, but I do regret not spending a few extra dollars to at least get into sora stuff.
I wouldn't know - I use down-tube shifters. All I care is that it shifts when I pull the lever and doesn't bother me otherwise. The 2300 class derailleurs on my stable work great for that, especially compared to some of the cheaper junk I've messed with.
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