Torque Drive Pro Derailleur

1.61/5 (18 Reviews)


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Torque Drive Pro


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rob G.

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2013

Strengths:    Seem to be pretty tightly made. Not expensive.

Weaknesses:    A little harder to turn handle to change gears then i would like, but not a big deal.

Bottom Line:   
If you are in the 99% of bike owners who do not race professionally, then this is a fine "gear shifter". I weight almost 300 lbs. and have ridden for countless miles and frequent a local mountain bike course/trail that even serious riders consider pretty challenging. I have pulled my big frame up many hills and never had one slip. For the price it is great. I'm sure that there are better ones out there, but for the vast majority of us who aren't "EXTREME DUDE", If I ain't broke this'un, you probably will be happy with it too. Don't let the "elite" below make you pay for something you will never have to utilize! Of course, that's just my opinion...i could be wrong. :o)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Keith

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2012

Strengths:    It did hold together for 1100 miles.

Weaknesses:    Has never been able to shift into either the highest gear or lowest gear. You can adjust it for one or the other but not both.

Bottom Line:   
It was appropriate that this derailer came on a free bike i won in a contest. I would be really upset if i spent my money on this. Almost impossible to adjust. Will not shift into all gears, and definately won't shift under pressure. I have 1100 miles on this derailer. Yesterday, while trying to shift on a slight incline the derailer self-destructed. I'll be changing brands.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dannyb106 a Weekend Warrior from bay area, california

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2009

Strengths:    So far the frame seems sturdy (although im not gonna comment on its weight), and although the suspension arm looks like i could snap it with my bare hands, it's held up fine so far.....

Weaknesses:    the drivetrain. the suspension. both are crap. I have never been able to ride this bike with all gears working. Both of the derailers are total crap,(especially the front), and the shifters are even worse. If you get this bike, buy a new fork for it, the shocks might as well not even be there. The rear shock is just a spring, it doesn't damp for sh*t. So i'd recommend you replace that too.

Bottom Line:   
After some considerable work on ebay i scored new front and rear shimano derailers, hayes hydraulic front and rear disc brakes (gotta weld a bracket onto the suspension arm to mount it on the rear), some cheapo rear shock (i'm guessing it'll still better than the stock one), gravity front and rear 26x2.10 wheels, a shimano cassette, crank and chainring (off an old bike i had). I should be putting on all these goodies sometime this week, anyone wanna take a guess how it'll ride? I'm hoping after completely rebuilding the drivetrain the bike won't be such a piece of crap, i'll keep you posted.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   garage sale

Bike Setup:   took a Stock mongoose MGX d50i, put on a pair of specialized manitou front forks (off an old bike, made a HUGE difference).

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tyler a Weekend Warrior from madison

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2003

Strengths:    ok,.... it comes in on a MONGOOSE,,,, that's crap, what do you expect

Weaknesses:    it comes in on a MONGOOSE, from walmart

Bottom Line:   
duh, it comes in on a MONGOOSE... mongoose used to make real bikes, now they are disposable. crap frames, crap components. if you want a bike that is fixable, go to a BIKE SHOP.... not target or walmart or dunhams or whatever.

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Favorite Trail:   bbqpope@tds.net

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   falcon sis woot!


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Troy Pruett a Weekend Warrior from Medford, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2003

Strengths:    Best bike I've owned.

Weaknesses:    Front fork is weak, needs to be upgraded.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great bike for the price. The price gives you flexibility to really upgrade the bike and still come out ahead of the really high priced bikes. I would recommend this bike to any of my friends, in fact I am planning on purchasing one for my wife.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Costco

Bike Setup:   Stock D50i

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

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

Strengths:    ill get back to you on that

Weaknesses:    well, hum, weaknesses, do u want this list by size or alphabetical order?
stays adjusted long enough for u to put ur screwdriver away
skips gears
loud as hell
when adjusted barely goes into the highest or lowest gears
im to tired to think of any more but there are


Bottom Line:   
this product is sold only as a instrument of mass destruction, i would only recommend to suicidal people, i was shifting on a trail from 3-4 and it slipped and i nearly broke my leg, this thing cannot shift under pressure or stay adjusted

climbing??? fahget about it ahhh

0 turds for this crap

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Favorite Trail:   highland park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   shimano alivio

Bike Setup:   this was on a mongoose a40r, now i have a trek 4500, big improvement

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bill Thorton a Weekend Warrior from San Diago, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2002

Strengths:    strong

Weaknesses:    Can't ever stay adjusted

Bottom Line:   
This derailleur is strong but will never stay in gear or stay adjusted. You have to adjust the thing before and during each ride. After 2 years I still haven't gotten it right for more than a couple of hours.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   ??

Similar Products Used:   ??? many


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Trinidad, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Sucks. Broke while I was riding down the sidewalk going 1/2 a mph. Pins broke, all kinds of peices went flying everywhere. Wouldn,t let someone pay me

Bottom Line:   
Sucks. Broke while I was riding down the sidewalk going 1/2 a mph. Pins broke, all kinds of pieces went flying everywhere. Wouldn't let anyone pay me to use this derailuer again. I don't know of any other ones that work better, but please stay away from this crap.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   mongoose d40r

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by harry a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage AK USA

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
its a pile! the thing sucks in all conditions. it will break if you look at it. it needs lots of tuning. if your very lucky it might shift 1 cog over but no more because it has probably already broken! the thing sucks bigtime. don't buy it, get an shimano alivo or something.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gautam a Weekend Warrior from acton ma

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

Bottom Line:   
this deraileur is a piece. it took me adjusting to get it to even switch into first, and it still skips gears and takes forever switch. the d50i is a good bike, but its spoiled by this derailleur. get the bike, but upgrade

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   mongoose d50i

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chris a Weekend Warrior from edmonds

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2000

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    shifts slow, skips gears, requires constant maitnense, bends breaks easily.

Bottom Line:   
do not buy this derailler. Come's stock on most low end mongoose full suspension bikes. If you see this derailler run away. The guy that gave this derailler five chillis must be crazy. It shifts slow loud and requires tons of tuning.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Mongoose D40r

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Iowa

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2000

Strengths:    There are none

Weaknesses:    Everything... piece of crap... Main housing is plastic...

Bottom Line:   
dont waste your time and money.

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Favorite Trail:   local stuff

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   Mongoose D40r

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Tennessee, USA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    It sucks.It skips gears and the adjustment
is always out of whack.


Bottom Line:   
This thing is horrible. It skips gears and
is constantly out of adjustment. No one
should buy this thing. You would probably
be better off stealing a higher quality one
off of a Murry or Huffy.I would say that
it would at least make a good paper weight,
but it would probably suck at that too.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Shimano & SRAM Stuff

Bike Setup:   Mongoose A40

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Dave Kline a Weekend Warrior from Atlanta,GA

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2000

Strengths:    
there are none


Weaknesses:    
it dosen't shift through gears properly


Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't suggest it for anyone who wants to ride their bike.

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Favorite Trail:   
local stuff

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
shimano components


Bike Setup:   
Mongoose MGX D40

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Stud a Cross-Country Rider from Here and there

Date Reviewed: October 4, 1999

Bottom Line:   
What did you guys expect from a Mongoose d50i????????? Duh!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only


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