Shimano Tourney RD-TX50 Derailleur

2.33/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

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

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pit a Cross Country Rider from Kavala, Greece

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2010

Strengths:    Nice shifting, quite, reliable, no problem at simple off-road tracks, with ~1ft drops.

Weaknesses:    Maybe shifting under full load during uphill, but not something really annoying.

Bottom Line:   
This is a nice, value-for-money derailleur for someone who knows that he is not a pro, and just likes to ride on the hills around his town. Try it, and if you brake it then you are better than it, buy a better one. But if you are not interested in records, why spend in advance much more money on something that you might never over-use it?

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   was on the bike

Similar Products Used:   other cheap stuff

Bike Setup:   custom full suspension bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Falcon Scott a Cross Country Rider from Norfolk, England

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap, Reliable.

Weaknesses:    Noisy.

Bottom Line:   
I cycled 800 miles on every sort of track you can imagine alongside a bike with Deore gears and the difference is minimal. With a decent knowledge of gear systems these are absolutely fine, anyone that says different is probably just not a very good cyclist.

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Favorite Trail:   Pennine Way

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Pauls Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano SIS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by 2QWK4U a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2010

Strengths:    Well it kinda works.

Weaknesses:    Cheap, slow, heavy, fell apart three times.

Bottom Line:   
Worse buy possible, avoid.

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Favorite Trail:   :)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike.

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alvivo

Bike Setup:   CCM Torrent AL

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jbl a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2009

Strengths:    Well at first very nice. Smooth shifting, Fast shifting.

Weaknesses:    Plastic...This product was not made for off road use. It Is very cheep and is made really for on road use only.

Bottom Line:   
Like everyone said get ready to replace it! Really when you get a bike that has it on it, replace it immediately. Its a hazard on the trail, and its no fun to have to walk your bike back to the starting stage.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Custer

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Good

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Diamond Back Outlook

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by pabickwermert a Cross Country Rider from Henderson, KY, USA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    was smooth for the first month

Weaknesses:    Deraileur exploded into three pieces while doing 35mph going downhill. I have a bike computer and yes, I was going 35 when it fell apart. It was not pretty. The gears are plastic, not metal.

Bottom Line:   
Toss the deraileur and get a different model or a different brand. It is not worth your safety to keep it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Bike Setup:   This deraileur came on my Mongoose XR200 that cost 300.00 when I bought it. Now it has come down to 200.00 but they still have the same deraileur on it. Be prepaired to change it within 3 months of riding.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tad a Weekend Warrior from Page, Az, USA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2007

Strengths:    really quiet at first, smooth shifting at first too.

Weaknesses:    chain bends the cage and hops out of it. Really bad noisy shifting when slightly sandy.Chain keeps hopping to the side of the bottom tension pulley because it's bent.

Bottom Line:   
If this derailleur came on your bike be prepare to replace it with something better. It came stock on my bike which I have had less than a month, so this shouldn't have happened so soon. I am going to try to bend everything back to normal. I'm giving it 2 flaming things because it was quiet and smooth when it worked.

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Favorite Trail:   rimview trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   AZ Bikes in Flagstaff

Bike Setup:   GT Aggressor

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