Shimano Alivio 7 + 8 spd Derailleur

2.88/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


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Shimano Alivio 7 + 8 spd


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by luc0005 a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2009

Strengths:    It's Cheap and Simple...

Weaknesses:    It's Cheap and Simple...

The long chain cage means it provides no real chain tension. When you ride on anything that's not a road, path or salt lake you just end up watching your chain bounce around like a bungee jumper.


Bottom Line:   
if you are just an urban commuter that rides a entry level bike and doesn't want to spend much on a derailleur than this is for you. If you wish to do ANYTHING ELSE than go for something else. Shimano tend not to brake as easily as Sram but Sram shifts way way better and holds the chain nice and tight.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   Sram x-7 (way way way better)

Bike Setup:   Hardtail Freeride

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andy a Cross Country Rider from Illinois

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2007

Strengths:    NONE

Weaknesses:    I dont know if its just that Dicks didnt adjust it well or it just sucks. I cant shift to gear 7 the chain slips. IT SUCKS

Bottom Line:   
Horrible horrible horrible

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Dicks


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from CANADA!

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2007

Strengths:    its bomb,i have one, it didnt bend even whean i roled it down hills, never had to agust anything

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
its good cuz it dosent break. it works relly good even after fitting it off every rock in the province

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   truleny

Bike Setup:   khs dj50, avids,dropoff tripple comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gary maht a Weekend Warrior from strasburg

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2007

Strengths:    great on langings und smooth shiftieen

Weaknesses:    nawt ane weekeness

Bottom Line:   
an gerat derralier at gerat priece

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Favorite Trail:   verstar

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   30

Similar Products Used:   sram-9

Bike Setup:   kona hoss stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mark from uk

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2006

Strengths:    shifts well for money,cheap and kinda easy to set up, looks like the deore and is as good as deore.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
an excellent performer 4 the price cheap and good shimano quality.

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Favorite Trail:   harlestone firs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   deore,altus,tiagra

Bike Setup:   orange xc, michelin tires,alivio,sun rims,spd pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Samuel Park a Downhiller from sandy spring

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2006

Strengths:    shifts well, came with bike, can take some abuse.

Weaknesses:    well the mounting bracket broke after riding up a four step.

Bottom Line:   
it came with the bike so i had no choice but it worked well for a while.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   dicks

Similar Products Used:   deore

Bike Setup:   diamondback coil ex

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by willlllly g. a Weekend Warrior from usa,Wheaton,IL.

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2005

Strengths:    darable prty good for flying and awsome 3footre jumpage and amazing shockness when under water with flying squirles

Weaknesses:    bad at landing and................ I- thats
--------------------------------------------/ O*O me jump
/ offclif


Bottom Line:   
friicccin sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

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Favorite Trail:   my closset

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $100000000.00

Purchased At:   spokkkkes

Similar Products Used:   spoon

Bike Setup:   spoon front d. hydralic seatposet jello handlebar microsoft pedals awesome!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2004

Strengths:    Looks good, bounced right back into place after hard bail.

Weaknesses:    Hard to adjust, slow shifting while going up a hill.

Bottom Line:   
If you ride small, flat trails from time to time, this is the derailleur for you, but if you plan to do anything else, upgrade.

If your a beginner and have a low end bike, it's pretty good for the price, but don't expect to get many hard core rides out of this thing.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Altus

Bike Setup:   Alivio back, Alivio front, Sr Suntour M5000, shimano comps.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from montclair

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2003

Strengths:    hmmmm, it shifts

Weaknesses:    jumpy, loud, poor tension, shifts slow

Bottom Line:   
The alivio is good for flat smooth terrain. It shifts poorly on climbs or under any stress, when you actually need to shift. I almost did an endo on rough pavement when I down shifted cruising up-hill! The shifter slammed out of gear and sent me flying foward. The brothers on the corner got a good laugh but my boys were hurtin!! I've adjusted several times but it continues to malfuction after it wears in.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by joe a Weekend Warrior from england

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

Strengths:    it was cheap
it worked
it was easy to fit and setup


Weaknesses:    it was cheap, as were the components used to make it
it worked, until i jumped
it was easy to fit and setup, but i couldn't get it off when i wanted to put my tension seeker on instead


Bottom Line:   
it was quite cheap and easy to fit and after a bit of bashing on the derailleur mount, it was setup well, with swift reliable shifting. i went down to jump and after half an hour or so it wasn't really working at all. shifting was difficult and jumpy, and i could no longer get on the highest freewheel. i stuck with it for the rest of the day, and after possibly the worst jumping sesh of my life, i went home, drilled it out of my bike, poured petrol all over it and cremated it.

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Favorite Trail:   horton jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   halfords

Similar Products Used:   standard shimano derailleur (SIS) - completely useless

Bike Setup:   'cuda frame, rst fork, azonic bars, amoeba stem, fsa cranks, etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fabio Mello a Cross Country Rider from Porto Alegre, Brazil

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2001

Strengths:    Price
Looks Good


Weaknesses:    Shifts very bad when covered by mud

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for....

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   STX, LX, Altus

Bike Setup:   Alfameq frame
Complete Alivio Group
RST 261 Fork

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by thin a Cross Country Rider from waterloo

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2000

Strengths:    cheap works(when you dont need it to or want it to )

Weaknesses:    dosent work when u want i to

Bottom Line:   
this is made for a crusier NOT for riding hard trails or trails where u actually have to shift its good for crusiers but nothing else

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx xt xtr 9.0 7.0

Bike Setup:   rm cardiac stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from katy, tx

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2000

Strengths:    Works well under light load; good for flat, shiftless terrain. besides, it's made by shimano, it's pretty good. cheap too.

Weaknesses:    entry level. It WILL NOT SHIFT if you are trying to spin on a steep climb. it simply stops working when climbing. why? i don't know. but it's fine for everything else. just make sure you shift much sooner than you need to.

Bottom Line:   
It's cheap, don't expect to get what you DON'T pay for. If you aren't going to race, then buy one. If you are, then go with the XTR. the reason I am only giving it a 3 is cuz it just doesn't suit my needs.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   acera (i'm on a budget here...)

Bike Setup:   motobecane 400ds stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brendan Bradley a Weekend Warrior from West Chester, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2000

Strengths:    fairly durable, very cheap

Weaknesses:    shifting not too smooth, heavy, creaks a lot

Bottom Line:   
For two years of absolute abuse, the alivio has held up fairly well. Great value and a great component for a recreational rider or commuter. I have destroyed mine but only because of misuse. NOT FOR THE WEEKEND WARRRIOR! Horrible shifting if you are a hard and strong rider. Derailleur will jump and grind if you push it too much. Purchase this product if you are a beginner with all intentions of upgrading later if you become a serious rider. Best used on easy going trails without extreme conditions. Does shift well under smooth and easy conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   Any where in the Wissahickon Valley

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   STX RC, LX

Bike Setup:   Judy XC, all alivio, soon to be XT and avid arch 40s

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from waterloo ontario canada

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2000

Strengths:    its cheap and holds up fairly well
easy to clean
good for the money


Weaknesses:    shifts arent as crisp and clean as the could be
heavy for a rear der.


Bottom Line:   
its good for the money ,heavy, good for a begginer or as an upgrade on a commuting bike

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Favorite Trail:   hydro cut

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx xt xtr altus accera sis deore

Bike Setup:   full alivio with jett t2

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