SRAM SX5 Rear Derailleur

3.46/5 (13 Reviews)
Weight : 290 grams


Product Description

  • Technology: 1:1 actuation ratio, Direct Route Technology
  • Speeds: 9 or 8
  • Material: Alloy - steel
  • Compatibility: 1:1


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by lost west coaster

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2012

Strengths:    Well its cheap anyway

Weaknesses:    Mine broke off where it mounts onto the frame, not a clean break and not even enough allloy there to weld suposing i wanted to. After about a month of medium to hard riding it was needing pushed half into the next gear up to get the one selected.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU RIDE HARD, as it will not last. Good for in towns and citys and would suit your weekend warriors but not for regular off road use

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LF-X a Cross Country Rider from Bergheim, Germany

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2009

Strengths:    Shifts perfect in any condition.

Weaknesses:    Main bearing is not the most robust one (Don't fall on it).

Bottom Line:   
I was impressed how good a lower class SRAM Derailleur works. My impression is that I had less problems with it then freinds of mine with Shimano XT components.
Might not be the lightest part to put on a bike and might fail in racing conditions.
Mine was broken due to a little crash I did which caused the main bearing to wear out. It still works (somehow).
I will replace it with a X7. My rule is to replace a broken part of my bike with a part of a higher series. As the SX5 already worked great for me X7 is enough. I don't think I'll benefit from an X9 for now (might change).

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Favorite Trail:   70% Street / 30% Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   was on bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX, Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   Renault Sport - Team Spirit VTT

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Axel_55 a Weekend Warrior from Bellingham, WA

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    inexpensive

Weaknesses:    cheaply made, snapped in half

Bottom Line:   
don't buy this if you do any kind of real mountain biking... maybe if your bike never leaves the road it would be okay but it didn't take long for this thing to snap in half on singletrack stuff

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Berg a Cross Country Rider from minnesota

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have found one problem. It's no good at 20 ferenhight.
The pully closest to the chain ring gets sezed up, it still spins, but it needs force to spin it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by hudson83 a Weekend Warrior from roseburg, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2008

Strengths:    it seemed to work fine until it broke

Weaknesses:    this product it made from very cheep grade aluminum,and as such snapped in half on my wifes bike with normal use

Bottom Line:   
this product is not worth a second look. there are much better alternatives.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   REI


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007

Strengths:    shifts perfect, looks good, cheap, and strong

Weaknesses:    It's 1:1 so it will only work with sram shifters

Bottom Line:   
Good, cheap, and strong. I have hit this many times and it still works great, and if I break it I will get a new one, because it's only $30. this is the best der I have had.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ?

Similar Products Used:   shimano xt


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David A from manlius,ny,usa

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2007

Strengths:    nothing

Weaknesses:    everthing from droping gears to bending easaly and its the metal peice that clips into your frame snaped twice now ans its not a clean breck so i can replace it it bends the whole thing so i have to spend another 60 bucks on a new one


Bottom Line:   
this is a big waste of money drops gears bends breaks and snaps off im on my second 1 they last me less than 6 months buy something less expensive thats ligher and more reliable

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   bicycle alley


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jimmy seaton a Downhiller from canberra austrailia

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2007

Strengths:    always performs well in all conditions, Strong looks good, quick shifting

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
i ride hardtail downhill there is lots of things that can brake the derailer or differ the performance but this SRAM SX5
does not skip gears or rattle around like some other derailer

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Favorite Trail:   MT stromlo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   bike superstore mitchell (canberra)

Similar Products Used:   DEORE XT X9

Bike Setup:   2007 P.2 cro mo DJ3, SRAM, SX5, AVID BB5, MAXXIS MINIONS 2.35

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from GTA, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2007

Strengths:    Extremely durable.

Weaknesses:    None found.

Bottom Line:   
The SX5 came as stock on my Devinci. This being my 2nd bike I was looking for a durable bike with durable components that would stand up to the abuse I have thrown at it and last for a few seasons. My first derailleur was an Alivio which I had nothing but problems with while riding a lot of single track. While riding a skinny this week I slipped the back tire and slid for about 2’ on the chain stay and SX5. After picking myself back up I noticed that the derailleur wasn’t shifting gears. I immediately thought I had trashed it, but after getting the shifter and derailleur back in the same gear everything started working again smoothly. Looking at the derailleur afterwards there is a nasty gash, and a whole lot of missing finish. For a sub $50 part I am very impressed with the SX5’s ability and recommend it to anyone else looking for an inexpensive upgrade or when buying a new bike with this piece as stock.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivo

Bike Setup:   07 Devinci Remix, Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh a Cross Country Rider from Plano Tx USA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2007

Strengths:    Its a SRAM! When you get used to the double thumb action, it is a more stable feel.

Weaknesses:    MMMMMMM.... none?

Bottom Line:   
Don't go try a SRAM product, if you do you will be spending a lot of money upgrading that shamano crap that most bikes come with.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Mad Duck

Similar Products Used:   alivio

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F5 -choped the bars 2",XT front derailer, cateye enduro,shimano spd clipless PD-M540, specialized roll pro x tires .....more to come!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by phil a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

Strengths:    good shifting

Weaknesses:    non

Bottom Line:   
really good

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   colombia omnitrail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bryce a Downhiller from alberta

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2007

Strengths:    -strong
-precise shifting
-looks very nice
-its sram
-price


Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
This derailer shifts like a $100 shimano one. Always buy sram not shimano garbage

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Favorite Trail:   mill creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   sx 4

Bike Setup:   )6 iron horse yakuza aniki with fox vannila r rear shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Haro Man 2 a Cross Country Rider from Puerto Princessa, Palawan Philippines

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2007

Strengths:    True-smooth shifting w/o jumps and ghost shiftings

Weaknesses:    seems heavy but ok

Bottom Line:   
This RD is the best RD on its line, a very nice choice for an ATB bike set up. cost less but you have the assurance of fine smooth shift. On or Off the road.

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Favorite Trail:   El Nido Roads and Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Cartimar LBS

Similar Products Used:   Deore LX

Bike Setup:   Azonic XXX, with mostly SRAM parts and Truvativ.

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