SRAM 3.0™ Rear Derailleur Derailleur

3/5 (14 Reviews)
Weight : N/A MSRP : $264.99


Product Description

2x10-speed compatible Leveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the XX Rear derailleur delivers incredible speed and precision.


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SJSharks2010 a Downhiller from Sudbury, Ontario

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap, Good Value For Price Paid

Weaknesses:    Fragile, Bends Easily

Bottom Line:   
It's a good product if you're looking for something cheap. However, if you plan to use it on dirt trails and jumps, be warned that it bends very easily and will definetly need to be replaced down the line.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came With Bike

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse FR 10.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anchorage Rider a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage, Alaska, usa

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2010

Strengths:    Very long lived in commuting use. I have 4 bikes with this derailleur and have found them long lived and reliable. One bike has 6,000 miles on it and going strong. They are inexpensive so if one does get cratered it is cheap to replace. The only one to do so so far had a chain break and wrap around the derailleur while under a lot of power. Nothing would survive that! The grip shifter that goes with it is fantastic, still as crisp after five years of commuting as ever.

Weaknesses:    Not spendy enough for the snobby set?

Bottom Line:   
I use just this shifter combo now; low cost, reliable, can customize the cable tension on the fly via the barrel adjuster on the grip shifter.

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Favorite Trail:   Campbell Creek

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   SX5, just as good but in metal. Bike got blown over on the derailleur, bent it and it looks like crap but still shifts well. Will run it til it wears out.

Bike Setup:   REI Novara XR 29'er Commuter bike 9 speed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tomzilla a Weekend Warrior from Cranston, RI, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2009

Strengths:    This product has held up very well! I was nervous about the plastic bottom pulley at first, but it has withstood many miles, many crashes, and many jumps! The lack of barrel adjuster, keeps it simple to adjust and maintain. *It has never skipped. Great for XC, Downhill, & Touring.

Weaknesses:    None yet after one year!

Bottom Line:   
For the price I paid, you could stock up on 4 or more and still be ahead of the game.

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Favorite Trail:   Big River, RI

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   SRAM X.9s (plural) and various Shimano LX & DX over the years...it has lasted longer than previous rear derailleurs costing $90.00 or more!

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic, full suspension.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by schummy a Racer from C.A, U.S.

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2009

Strengths:    It`s cheap and looks cool when it`s new.

Weaknesses:    It`s made from plastic and it bends and starts to skip speeds, and it broke the tab off of the back of the derailleur where the screw hits the frame and keeps the derailleur from spooling up towards the gears.

Bottom Line:   
The reason it has 1 chili for value is because if you buy it and expect to ride your bike from home to work 1-2 miles ride, you get burned . My rear derailleur broke the tab off of the back of the derailleur where the screw hits the frame and keeps the derailleur from spooling up towards the gears,and it started skipping speeds after 2 months of continuous usage on the sidewalk not on dirt road.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Domain

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sandy Mandilas a Weekend Warrior from Buffalo, NY

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I have nothing good to say about the product. It slips out of gear when riding level terain, doesn't want to get into gear, and is gererally difficult. Thought I had a good product for the money I spent. Very disappointed...

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Favorite Trail:   local

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Cycles Plus


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mark watts a Racer from uk

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2006

Strengths:    works well under presure

Weaknesses:    broke 2 of them right at the frame mount and the cage has bent on second 1

Bottom Line:   
this thing isnt the best but for what it costs it gets the job done ideal if uv just started ridin hard

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Favorite Trail:   ma own

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   stock with bike and replacement from oakly cycles

Similar Products Used:   sx.4

Bike Setup:   full sus

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Devin Tyman a Cross Country Rider from Holliston Ma

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2006

Strengths:    lasted many years of abuse without need of maintainence

Weaknesses:    had problems near the end of 2005 racing season, but thats after many years of great performance

Bottom Line:   
This derailer has held up to my beatings over the years. It gave out a bit this past fall, but it lasted many years hard trail riding and a season of racing. Sure its cheap but it got the job done. When some of my friends more expensive derailers were making noise, this kept quite and shifted smoothly. Definitely reccomend sram products

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   stock with bike

Bike Setup:   2001 hardrock stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler botbyl a Weekend Warrior from twin lake michigan usa

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2004

Strengths:    it is light and shifts faster than any of the normal shimino shifters i have used. It doesnt wear or rust that much either/ It has me and my friends attention and will be number one in my book for a long time.

Weaknesses:    none noticeable

Bottom Line:   
It is a great product and is a definent 5 for 5. It can take rough terrain and shifts very well. So long as you dont mess with the cables and screwing up the gear settings. I ride on the road and it is the best shifter and goes from on gear to another in a snap. Thanks to it I have the fastest bike in the area.

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Favorite Trail:   my own

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   toys r us

Similar Products Used:   shimino products that come standard on most bikes

Bike Setup:   mongoose 26 inch vadium (the best)with 21 speeds and the standard parts on it.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Witold Wilk a Cross Country Rider from Tychy, Poland

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2003

Strengths:    came with the bike ;^) its a cheap one. sturdy - got hit many times. ain't loose or anything. made 5000km with it. ESP rules - I broke my shifters, and hey - for a 7-speed rear I mounted 8-speed shifters.

Weaknesses:    the drive-wheels after 5000km are almost round... and I can't find a replacement... oh well...

Bottom Line:   
from what I hear, some say they are crappy, some say they are good. mine serves me good and nice, so should I complain? works nice after 5000km, I hope for twice that long :^) another derailleur will definetely be yet another SRAM. this time, with 2 sets of spare wheels ;^)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   some long time ago, some low-end $himano :^)

Bike Setup:   giant boulder '02

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Genital Apparatus a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2003

Strengths:    Probably really cheap if you buy it separately, but I am stuck with it only because it came stock with my bike. It's very light because it's made of plastic. It shifted well when it was new, but now it's starting to suck.

Weaknesses:    Like I said before, it shifted well when it was new, but now it's starting to suck. The guy at my local shop told me that I'm having problems keeping the gears lined up because the derailleur flexes under pressure, thus causing the chain to skip to other gears and even to come off the cogs completely and hit the frame. In addition to this, I think the derailleur will break if it makes a hard impact against something, which I have never done.

Bottom Line:   
If it came with your bike then you're gonna be stuck with it until it breaks, which probably won't be very long if you're an abusive rider. Riders of higher skill levels shouldn't even bother reviewing this product because it's not designed for you guys. I have to say that it did serve me well as I learned the basics of riding, but it's definitely time to let it go and replace it with something that can handle a little more pressure.

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Favorite Trail:   Don Valley

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   SportChek Yorkdale

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   K2 Zed 1.0, lots of Race Face stuff, SRAM drivetrain, RST fork (pogo stick).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by madbiker a Weekend Warrior from newbury in berkshire

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2002

Strengths:    ive used it since ive had my bike and it has been working fine since...

Weaknesses:    ...now it isnt working that well n e more, i have to hold the gear shifter in place if i want the gear in gear 1

Bottom Line:   
mmmmmmmm not bad....

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Favorite Trail:   henwick

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   halfords wid my bike

Similar Products Used:   xtr lx sis

Bike Setup:   saracen x-cell xtr stuff

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dOc a Weekend Warrior from Philly, PA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2002

Strengths:    It used to work

Weaknesses:    It doesnt work now

Bottom Line:   
This is an update from my previous review. I have now broken the tab off of the back of the deraileur where the screw hits the frame and keeps the deraileur from spooling up towards the gears. Now, i need something else. So it skipped for a while then broke. Not good...

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Favorite Trail:   Urban Jungle MTB

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dOc a Weekend Warrior from Philly, Pa

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2002

Strengths:    Nice looking component, durable plastic design, nice quick shifting

Weaknesses:    After going off of jumps,bumps, bunny hops or going down stairs the derailer cant make up its mind to which gear it wants to be in. Problem goes away after a short ride but always returns.

Bottom Line:   
I am out to destroy this Mongoose Vadium, I am severely beating it and this is the first component to start to give...It is the WEAKEST LINK.(so far) Ill give it 5 flamin' Chilis for value cuz it was pretty much free with a 150 dollar bike lol...
Buy this product if you are going to ride on the SALT FLATS in utah, otherwise it will skip gears after hitting a sidewalk crack.

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Favorite Trail:   Urban Jungle Mountainbiking

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Vadium,full suspension, stock, came with sram 3.0 rear derailer, shorty shifters & DNM DV-9 Burner rear spring

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alexander G. a Downhiller from S.B.

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2001

Strengths:    super light, just cool [sram]...

Weaknesses:    haven't

Bottom Line:   
cool rear der. proud of my bike with it. get it, you'll like it !!!!!!!!!!!! coooool !

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Favorite Trail:   do i do but im doin so do it as do i doin it does

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   super - go

Similar Products Used:   xtr, xt, lx, alivio, acera, altus, sis

Bike Setup:   Giant DHi

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