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SRAM 9.0SL composite

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by atb, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. atb

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    I just got this new derailer, but I'v never seen or heard of it before. What year is it? It’s super light, made mostly of composite, and even has cartridge bearings in the jockey wheels. Should I run this instead of my x9 on my DH race bike and just keep the x9 as a spair?
     

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  2. motomike

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    x9 would be better. That derailleur looks much older.
     
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    bballe336 Turbo Monkey

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    i wouldn't run it. Looks too purdy.
     
  4. atb

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    i just found the date it was built, march 16, 1999.
     
  5. Zutroy

    Zutroy Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah. that's the original version of the 9.0SL, that was one nice tough derailleur. Little heavier than the newer versions but pretty strong.

    the 9.0sl would be what the X.0 line came from...9.0 when to x9, and they had a 7.0 that became the x7.
     
  6. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Wow, that thing is ancient. That said, I still have one on my XC bike and DJ bike and it works just fine.
     
  7. Eurotrash

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    around 1999 I'd say, I had one on a Giant ATX DH