SRAM SX4 Rear Derailleur

2.33/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 315 grams


Product Description

  • Technology: 1:1 actuation ratio, Direct Route Technology
  • Speeds: 8 or 7
  • Material: Alloy - steel
  • Compatibility: 1:1


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Skrufryder a Cross Country Rider from Seattle wa

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2011

Strengths:    Came on a bike i bought for parts. Shifted great on my old early 90's rockhopper, havnt had time to zero it in on the "new" GT, but shiftin threw most of gears with out adjustment

Weaknesses:    Nothing so far I bang it around its still holdin up

Bottom Line:   
Its been workin great so far no real problems, had to adjust after awhile but I think it was just from the cable streetching out.

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Favorite Trail:   Busted up streets/sidewalks n dirt stufff

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   From a neighbor

Similar Products Used:   Its up there with my Deore so far

Bike Setup:   Modified 06 Gt Agresor

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by anathleticsmoker a Cross Country Rider from Redmond, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to tune. OK if free. That's about all.

Weaknesses:    FLIMSY, FLIMSY, FLIMSY.

Bottom Line:   
Came on an Iron Horse I bought to trash around on when I first was really getting into biking. It was also the first time I bought clipless pedals. Anyone that rides with clipless already knows where I'm going with this. I fell over the first time I tried them (my buddy said "try to just balance in one spot, it's super easy when riding clipless!). I was in a gravel parking lot at the bike trails and when I hit the ground it bent, still rideable but bad shifting after that. It also took a huge chunk out of the top of it. Not moving, no jumping, just fell on my side, bent and chunked. If I had paid for it, I woulda been pissed. (Can ride clipless great now.)

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Favorite Trail:   Issaquah-Preston

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore M591 Rear Derailleur, Shimano Saint M810 Rear Derailleur (current)

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Maverick 2.4 and a GT Marathon 3.0 Parts right now, Rebuilding

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike.T a Cross Country Rider from NSW Australia

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2010

Strengths:    Long cage with stands Routes,sticks and wire(when it got stuck in mine).

Weaknesses:    Spring loosens slightly after about about 4-6 months use but still shifts fine

Bottom Line:   
For all those who ride Cross Country Tracks such as Yellowmundee this personally is the derailer for you,it is extremely sturdy for the way I used it and the price I spent on it, I have never had any major problems but the occasional tune is needed.It shifts perfectly once tuned to perfection.Obviously there are better products but that is when you would start to need to spend big. It is a great derailer for its value and would recommend it anyone riding cross country tracks.

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Favorite Trail:   Yellowmundee

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Hawkesbury Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivio(2008)

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Rockadile AL, Sram Shifters,7 Speed Cassette

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Nexumbiker a Downhiller from Bothell, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2009

Strengths:    it has pretty good shifting

Weaknesses:    whole cage

Bottom Line:   
dont buy this unless your just gonna do daily commute to friends house or work, school. just did small small jumps and bunny hops over curb and then the whole derailleur gave out hit 2 spokes bend them, the derailleur bent outwards so far its not even possible to fix yes outwards not into the spoke but outwards

if your a mountian biker who does dirt jumps or just over small roots dont buy this x-9 will do the work

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Favorite Trail:   st. eds

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Bike Setup:   Giant yukon fx sx4 shifters shimano alivio front derailleur isoflow3 crank rockshock dart 2 sx4 rear soon to be x-9's

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by macbookpwn a Weekend Warrior from Miami

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2009

Strengths:    shifts quite good but not good enough

Weaknesses:    flimsy, easily bends/scratches, isn't that good at all

Bottom Line:   
it will snap in half after 2 feet jumps but mine snaped on a 1foot jump and got caught on rim and bye bye rim cuss it toore of like 3 spokes and snaped my chain. So no more bike riding that summer!

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Favorite Trail:   a cool hill near my house

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   a good bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Shimano acera (better)

Bike Setup:   was a $210 mongoose with this horrible thing on it!
Current a stock Ditch 3.0 with Shimano acera on it.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by J0N3ZY95 a Cross Country Rider from Tallong

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2009

Strengths:    NONE

Weaknesses:    Takes NO hits.

Bottom Line:   
this is probably the crappiest derailleur out there. i like to do jumps 2 - 3 meters high and race cross country and every time i jump it breaks and i cant do xc because it wont hold the race. DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING ONE UNLESS YOU WANT TO TAKE IT IN TO GET FIXED EVERY TIME U RIDE!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Welby

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Green Grocer Goulbur

Similar Products Used:   none.... its too crap

Bike Setup:   Giant Brass 2009

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andris a Weekend Warrior from MInneapolis

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2008

Strengths:    worked very well for a while

Weaknesses:    cant take any hits

Bottom Line:   
starting from the time i did two sub-3 ft drops down to concrete it started skipping and screwing up. even if you dont do anything major and just ride and do a few small jumps then it will screw up anyway. i was going down a little hill, over some grass, and then off a curb kind of fast but not really and without doing any jumps and when i tried pedaling again the derailleur snapped at the very top for no reason at all. it was really stupid and i really wouldnt recommend it to anyone who will do any jumps or go over bumps

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock k2 attack 1.0

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by clingwrap a Weekend Warrior from Victoria

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2008

Strengths:    pretty average, looked like a strong deraileur

Weaknesses:    Snapped while doing jump (60cm jump) . Completly mangled, ended up breaking deraileur hanger into bits, bent frame and bent cassette chain rings.

Bottom Line:   
Dont buy this product! Its worth it just to go buy some like sramx9's for just a bit more.

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Favorite Trail:   Sea of tranquility

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   race face prodigy forged cranks, sun double-wide,alexrim DX32, marzocchi dropoff triple, marzocchi dirtjam comps

Bike Setup:   norco sassy05, marzocchi drop off triples,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by liam davies a Downhiller from wales

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2008

Strengths:    strong and durable

Weaknesses:    aint got one yet

Bottom Line:   
its a good product dont listen to the othe people i hav had mine for 2 years an i have still got it and i havent ever had any problems

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Favorite Trail:   aint got 1

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   kona cowan dj3 forks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Cody McKinnon a Weekend Warrior from Moncton N.B Canada

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2007

Strengths:    holds up through small crashes

Weaknesses:    has to be adjusted often, hanger bends easly, snaps because of casing a jump

Bottom Line:   
DONT TOUCH THEM! spend the little extra cash on a X-7 or 9

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Favorite Trail:   centenial park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   hard rock sport, avid 203mm BB7 front and rear brakes truvanit crankanimal pedals and so gfar an rst fork:(

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by steve a Cross Country Rider from victoria

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    not durable

Bottom Line:   
Not impressed. One little hit and this thing's bent. I'm upgrading to X.7 ASAP and hoping for better results.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on...

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with Bike

Similar Products Used:   tourney

Bike Setup:   Stock 2006 Specialized Hardrock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spencer Stagg a Cross Country Rider from CA

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2006

Strengths:    sram 1:1 beats shimano

Weaknesses:    B-tension bolt held in by plastic thread piece Quick fix, no 9 speed

Bottom Line:   
It's heavier, and cheaper constuction that xo, but much less expensive, shifts almost as well, and looks like it could take a harder hit (steal vs aluminum), so if you have it on your bike don't be ashamed keep it! I cant recomend sram shifters enough

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   sram xo

Bike Setup:   diamondback sl super

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