Shimano Tourney RD-TX30 Derailleur

1.69/5 (13 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 6/7 speed SIS Rear Index Shifting
  • Slant Pantagraph
  • Aluminum right link
  • MEGARANGE Gear compatible
  • Mega Pulley


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2014

Strengths:    It has a quite cool name and it's very cheap

Weaknesses:    Everything - after about 6 months of casual use, it all started to stop working, so i was left with only one gear. Even after countless visits to the service, nothing seems to be working as it should. The chain gets stuck or dislocated weekly (even if i never realy went off-road). The shifting is increadibly slow and unreliable. And it's even worse with the Tourney's front derailleur (it just wont go from the second to third gear at all).

Bottom Line:   
Although i realy like shimano and had absolutely no problems with the tx-51 on my previous bike, i strongly advice you not to buy this thing (even if it's on sale for a dollar - it's just not worth the time and money). You can find other Shimano's derailleurs for the same price with endlessly better expierience (unless you want to honestly lose your mind with this one :D).

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kaizer64

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2013

Strengths:    can work as a chain tensioner

Weaknesses:    -weigh a ton
-made of plastic
-ugly


Bottom Line:   
save few more bucks to buy something better

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Robert

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2012

Strengths:    Easy tune up

Weaknesses:    Poor shifting
Needs too much tuning
Skips on drops and jumps
Plastic
Appearance


Bottom Line:   
I don't do a lot of biking but for what moderate riding I do this is not adequate. It skips quite a bit and on on the big drops the derailler breaks or skips. I would get a deore or saint for the extra money but you get what you pay for.

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Duration Product Used:   2 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano deore xt


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by barkaweaty

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2012

Strengths:    smooth shifting

Weaknesses:    breaks 2 easyily and has to much plastic and still to heavy

Bottom Line:   
not the worst for price its pretty cheap but ive used way better it broke while i was riding down a paved road so in my book ive had better for the price
my excuse is its cheap heavy plastic insted of a nice light weight metal

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Augman a Cross Country Rider from ray,michigan,US

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2011

Strengths:    Road riding, reliability, has lasted more than a year on a heavily used mountain bike, doesnt that count for somthing???

Weaknesses:    heavy trail riding, plastic, slightly clunky shifting, needs to be tuned quite often

Bottom Line:   
its an OK derailleur for pavement, and once tuned, works quite well, but has clunky shifting, (especially under pressure) and doesnt respond well off-road... there are a few restrictions to this cheap little derailleur, but for the price, and the fact its lasted me more than a year... is worth it...

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Favorite Trail:   no preferance

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   american cycle & fit

Similar Products Used:   shimano Atlas

Bike Setup:   2010 trek 3500

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by epicbiking17 a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2010

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    bad shifting, noisey shifting, skips once in awhile

Bottom Line:   
This der is one of the worst ones i have used, it broke after i went off a curb on the streets, it also twisted my chain and broke 4 spokes

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Favorite Trail:   black and decks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   cranks


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SS454 a Cross Country Rider from Northern, Ohio

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2009

Strengths:    Acceleration, Torque, Reliabilty is ok

Weaknesses:    Shifting.

Bottom Line:   
I ride my bike almost everyday on trails, through mud, and in water, and it still makes my bike move. It doesn't shift well or into the right gear most of the time but it is still working. I need to get the system replaced though. Someone who works on bikes told me by the noises he hears when I pedal, the system is about wore out. He said this baout a month a go. The noises still come but the bike still moves. I ride over bumps and everything and it is very strong. I ride up very steep hills, and many other things of the like because where I live it's pretty much all off road. The system has made my Schwinn Clear Creek fun though. And fast. I like it even if it is plastic who cares.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Sram ESP

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Clear Creek

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by none a Weekend Warrior from Wheaton, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2009

Strengths:    Get's the job done for a year or so for a cheap one.

Weaknesses:    It's a horrible derailleur in terms of durability

Bottom Line:   
It sucks. If you can get a good bike without it, good.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by minifreerider a Downhiller from michigan

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

Strengths:    its plastic!!!!!

Weaknesses:    yeah plastic that aint cool it sucks

Bottom Line:   
ok so i dont have one, i got an xt, but two of my buddys HAD one but then i broke both cause i shifted and we were on grass so i got that one a cheap lx for 50 bucks both got in the spokes and i kill them, so i ride hard but dont get a der. with big pullys! get like a lx cause it just last years model of xt with not all the sweet cool stuff, but it cost half of an xt so you will blow your brains out if you get a good der. it really makes a defference and youll like your bike a lot more

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Favorite Trail:   the one way over there

Similar Products Used:   acera i dont know get an lx or something, if it has big pullys dont get it doero or whatever is good too

Bike Setup:   full xt and hone alittle xtr though scott frame!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ghostrider75 a Weekend Warrior from vilseck DE

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2009

Strengths:    It shifts better than me shimano XT

Weaknesses:    Non to date

Bottom Line:   
It is good for the weekender how just like bikeing around the local area

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Favorite Trail:   framland

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   local store

Similar Products Used:   shimano XT


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by L Bones a Weekend Warrior from Houston, Tx, USA

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive, does the job

Weaknesses:    Cheap, flexible

Bottom Line:   
LOL, I can't imagine anyone using this derailluer off-road. This derailluer is a cheapo discount store part, but it does actually reliably do the job on my hybrid that I ride to work most every day, time will tell if the plastic gears hold up. For normal street riding it's fine, for trails it would probably quit working after the first few bumps.

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Favorite Trail:   Jack Brooks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came on discount sto

Bike Setup:   Schwinn commuter hybrid

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap. Does well on an onroad hybrid.

Weaknesses:    Forget about offroad. The weak spring is potentially disastrous when shifting on rough terrain. I ended up breaking two spokes when it shifted off the largest sprocket under load and went into the spokes, destroying itself in the process. On the other hand my hybrid has about a thousand kilometres on it and the Tourney does well there as the needs are less challenging. Not the crispest shifting but does very well for its price

Bottom Line:   
Do not use offroad unless you like trailside repairs. Limping home in singlespeed is no fun in hilly terrain. The weak spring is its biggest enemy, spend the extra money on at least a Deore class RD.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano SIS, Deore XT

Bike Setup:   1997 Gemini Echo Beach, Deore FD, Alivio cranks/chainwheels and shifters

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by andrew from Sault Ste Marie Canada

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap and simple


Weaknesses:    frequently get smashed up by ending up in rear wheel
Constanly need tunning
weak when it come to jumps and air
bolt come loose easily (hazard on the trail)
Made of PLASTIC!!!


Bottom Line:   
Do not buy unless for walmart bike repair. It is horrible and unreliable. I have hit alot of jumps which always end up with it broken. Go for an altus or deore for the extra money, since they will last longer

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Velorution

Similar Products Used:   altus
alivio


Bike Setup:   a custom bike with alot of crap parts

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