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SRAM 7.0™ Rear Derailleur Derailleur

3.25/5 (12 Reviews)
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Product Description

  • Super-strong pivots, links and knuckles: increased rigidity and durability
  • ESP and Di.R.T. combined technologies: lighter effort shifting
  • Expanded gear range, mini-offset upper pulley: 11-30 through 11-34 compatibility, 34 tooth rear cog capacity
  • Large drop-out compatibility
  • Improved material use: enhanced product differentiation
  • Outward facing limit screws: easy access, intuitive adjustment, low-stress design
  • Detailed specifications: Grilon® composite knuckles, cast aluminum outer link with integrated power bump, aluminum B-bolt, steel inner link, aluminum outer cage, composite inner cage, 11-tooth pulleys

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    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Renton Wa Usa

    Date Reviewed: February 23, 2008

    Strengths:    Amazing clen shifts everytime. Absolutly no problems. Throw anything form drop jumps downhill etc and it will hold up.

    Weaknesses:    None really so far. But if you are using shimono then the shifting will take some getting use to.

    Bottom Line:   
    It is amazing for the price but check to see if your shifters are compatable. 1:1 ratio great for trail riding.

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    Favorite Trail:   Black dimond

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Cycle therapy

    Similar Products Used:   Deore XT

    Bike Setup:   Hardtail 19in all Sram

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Hamish a Cross Country Rider from BNE,QLD,Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 9, 2007

    Strengths:    nice clean stiff shifts.

    Weaknesses:    compared to my deore get...very ordinary...not something i'm going to put on any MTB that sees stumps and drops...

    Bottom Line:   
    stick it on your commuter. its solid, clean and firm but don't expect to be able to beat it up.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   new farm bikes

    Similar Products Used:   lots of shimano road gear
    deore LX XT XTR
    SRAM POV packs....

    Bike Setup:   06 FSR XC Pro with a bunch of upgrades

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Devious a Downhiller from Australia

    Date Reviewed: June 2, 2007

    Strengths:    the sweetest changes i have ever had on a derailer, a bit of lag here and there but thats not enough to say anything bad about this.

    Weaknesses:    heard it was weak and breaks easy but haven't broken one myself yet, just take it easy with the rocks and sticks.

    Bottom Line:   
    Seriously worth your while if you are someone who doesn't break them alot. if you do have a habit of breaking them go for shimano, but these are alot smoother and don't have so much stuffing around with the adjustment.

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    Favorite Trail:   You Yangs

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   With Bike

    Similar Products Used:   shimano something cheep

    Bike Setup:   Norco Atomik 07

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Jason Mittchell a Downhiller from Georgetown,CO.USA

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2007

    Strengths:    Great shifting before the rock ended its life far to short.

    Weaknesses:    Hard to say because I had a few other from big s and they did not die so easily,but when you ride around rocks it is a gamble.

    Bottom Line:   
    To be honest I am venting but on my first ride today I destroyed the X-7 and its was half -way or less on Red Rocks trail near the end to cross over to dakota ridge and it must have gotten hit buy rock and died. Sram should make stronger parts if it wants to compete with XT from big s.
    On the good side it shifted great but so does XT,XTR but on my other bike San Andreas they whare out not break.
    If you want tuff parts Try big S untill Sram gets it together becuase they shift very good but if they can not hag on it would a shame to waste money on that mini parts.

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    Favorite Trail:   Will not tell you

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $56.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain Road bike repair

    Similar Products Used:   STX,LX,XT,XTR, new and old I wore out big s brand and I,m not impressed with Sram at the moment.

    Bike Setup:   MC shockwave 9.5,66SL1,Outlaw wheels,Marzhocci tires,x-9 sram trigger,Thompson seat&stem,WTB seat,avid juicy,s brake,Truavit h-bars,intense grip odi,wellgo pedals.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Lefty a Cross Country Rider from Beacon, NY

    Date Reviewed: February 3, 2007

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    Sticks versus 7.0, 7.0 always looses! Broke two in 4 months

    Bottom Line:   
    Don't purchase this one, maybe best to go the extra cash and buy the X9?? This one just breaks, broke two of them in 4 months!

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    Favorite Trail:   Buffer zone

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   XT, XTR

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rush

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Swotch Dotkom a Weekend Warrior from Tenerife

    Date Reviewed: January 1, 2007

    Strengths:    crisp shift, cable routing, ergonomic shifter

    Weaknesses:    long cage not for FR

    Bottom Line:   
    I like the thumb shifter much better control than either the rapidfire or the gripshift. Shifters need less space on the bar as Shi's. Cable routing without the "Shimano Loop". Never adjusted, never servicd, it just works. Finally would not withstand the chain slap on a landing, got into the spokes and exploded. Now I go for the middle cage X7.

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    Favorite Trail:   see my web

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   stock

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX

    Bike Setup:   C'dale Prophet 600

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Bill a Downhiller from Torrance

    Date Reviewed: January 29, 2006

    Strengths:    Shift smooth.

    Weaknesses:    They just break. Had two of them. Frist one lasted me about 6month. Second one lasted me about 2weeks.

    Bottom Line:   
    can't take any type of shocks. First time I broke it after landing from 3 feet of air. second time broke just from bunny hop.

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    Favorite Trail:   Del Cerro

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Yakuza Aniki. Manitou Sherman slider fork,etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mark a Racer from Boulder, Co USA

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2005

    Strengths:    Routing for the cabe! Wont snag on anything! Not being the greatest "adjuster of derailures" being able to see which screw adjusts what really helped.

    Weaknesses:    A little bit pricy compared to competator derailures. Had to get SRAM 1:1 ratio shifter, but it is worth it!

    Bottom Line:   
    Once I put it on and adjusted it, I was extreamly pleased with the results. Crisp shifting. REALLY like the routing as I said before for the shifter cable. Makes everything look better.

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    Favorite Trail:   Paid In Full (Keystone)

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT,LX,XTR

    Bike Setup:   2003 Ironhorse SGS Pro, 2005 Ironhorse Porter Pro

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Pablo a Cross Country Rider from Escazu, Costa Rica

    Date Reviewed: January 12, 2005

    Strengths:    Smooth shifting, when it worked.

    Weaknesses:    No durability, no warranty, no CS. Internal coil gave me trouble from day 1, stopped working after five months, they told me the warranty was voided becuase of a scratch in the paint.

    Bottom Line:   
    Don't buy this derailler, save some money and get the x9.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Guiyi's

    Similar Products Used:   X9 XT LX

    Bike Setup:   Cdale CAAD4 All X9 drivetrain. Deore cranks.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sean a Cross Country Rider from South Dakota

    Date Reviewed: June 7, 2002

    Strengths:    smooth shifting up and down.

    Weaknesses:    only problem noted is shifting from 8 cog to 9 cog a little delay but nothing bad.

    Bottom Line:   
    best Derailer i've ever used SRAM all the way.

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    Favorite Trail:   DeerField

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Two Wheeler Dealer

    Similar Products Used:   shimanocrap

    Bike Setup:   Giant Warp DS1

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Diego a Weekend Warrior from spain

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Lightweight.

    Weaknesses:    I have broken 2 during the last year

    Bottom Line:   
    It works great but i do not know how i have broken it because i do not beat them....
    It is quite difficult to adjust them. i'm using my 3 one...

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    Favorite Trail:   anyone

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $37.00

    Similar Products Used:   SH stx-rc. alivio. XT...

    Bike Setup:   Full suspension frame. Shimano hidraulic front disc-brake. dh pedals. esp 7.0 and xt parts... Z1.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gianni a Cross Country Rider from Italy

    Date Reviewed: December 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Crisp change, no lag time when shifting up. A little lag on changing down to a smaller cog. Right on the money while shifting under full power on a uphill which is where I believe you can really see the quality of a derailleur.

    Weaknesses:    Lag time when shifting down. Plastic. Hope it can last.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good crisp shifts, only thing that worries me is the plastic material used. Cost half of the big S. and is very precise.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything goes

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   shimano deor

    Bike Setup:   LBS Sram 7.0 and Grimeca discs

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