Derailleur Adjustment

Dirt Jumper

Sep 6, 2005
Colorado Springs, CO
Welp, here I am again Monkies.

I wanna tighten up/adjust my derailleur so that it doesn't smack and clang as much as it does.
When I first bought the bike, the derailleur never clanged, so I know it can be done.

It's an SRAM X.7 Derailleur with a 9-Speed Cassette and a SRAM PowerLink 9-Spd chain.

A friend of mine recommended putting tri-flow in my derailleur cable housings.
Another thought to get the Avid Rollamajig for my derailleur.

Think these are good, or does anyone have any better ideas?



makes avatars better
Dec 25, 2003
Six Shooter Junction
If you haven't messed with since you got it, the derailleur spring is probably getting worn out. I guess an old 'stretched out' chain could be part of the problem, too.

Lubing the cable and the rolladohicky aren't going to help.

Use bigger ring combos like a 42x19 instead of 32X15 to take some of the slack out of the chain.

If you can remove a couple a links from the chain without risking making it too short and ripping your derailluer off if you accidentally shift to the big ring/granny combo will help a little.