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Quick SRAM Derailleur question

PowersUSA

Chimp
Apr 12, 2002
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sn0wboarder said:
silver cage were 04, black cage are 05.
The 04's have a stamped bottom parallelogram link with a black finish.
The 05's have an formed aluminum bottom parallelogram link which is well the color of aluminum (i.e. silver).

The "cage" is what carries the jockey wheels and my 05 X.9 cage is silver.
 

sn0wboarder

Monkey
Mar 16, 2003
269
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NJ
PowersUSA said:
The 04's have a stamped bottom parallelogram link with a black finish.
The 05's have an formed aluminum bottom parallelogram link which is well the color of aluminum (i.e. silver).

The "cage" is what carries the jockey wheels and my 05 X.9 cage is silver.
I'm talking about the black part(05) where it says Sram X.9, I dont know what thats called. Sorry about the confusion.
 
PowersUSA said:
The 04's have a stamped bottom parallelogram link with a black finish.
The 05's have an formed aluminum bottom parallelogram link which is well the color of aluminum (i.e. silver).

The "cage" is what carries the jockey wheels and my 05 X.9 cage is silver.
Yeah, I had the silver cage that looked like this:



I'm seeing alot of online listings that are black cages that say ESP Technology on them like this:


So again, is there any reason to pick one over the other when prices are identical?
 

Biscuit

Turbo Monkey
Feb 12, 2003
1,768
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Pleasant Hill, CA
It looks like they fixed my main problem. Hitting rocks with the cable clamp, bending the lower link in so it hit the spring and didn't want to move. :thumb:
 

Rik

Turbo Monkey
Nov 6, 2001
1,086
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Sydney, Australia
Just to note, I think the 05 X9 has different pulleys to the 04, one bush, one bearing. The 04 X9 had dual bearing.
I'm pretty sure that's right, some other tech weenie can correct me otherwise.