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In crashes, it seems like the shifters can get broken & derailleurs can be damaged on rocks, etc. so what brands/models are the toughest i.e. built to take abuse? I've broken my front shifter in a wreck (Sram). I've read some rear derailleurs are 'low profile'- will they work on any set-up? As I upgrade, I'd like to replace w/parts that will most likely stand-up to damage.

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I think the toughest set up is incompatable

shimano shadow deraileur and a grip shifter.................

The shadow deraileur is tucked in under the cassette more.
 

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Or just concentrate on not sacrificing your bike for your mistakes...why are you tossing your bike into the rocks so much?
 

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Tough?

Original Saint.


Shadow will still get beat if you smack it. It's maybe even more fragile than non-shadow, just tucked a bit more out of the way in comparison...

I absolutely love my Saint M801.
Non-rapidrise, shortcage. Running as 8 speed.

Takes an absolutely brutal beating.
And is no longer proprietary, as it can be run with any 10 or 12mm hub with the right parts.
I'm running mine setup on a King, with some ti parts I whipped up.
 

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I don't make that many mistakes but if something breaks, I'd prefer to have something that will last as long as possible. Makes sense to me...

Thanks to those with valuable info!
 

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Everyone said what I was going to say, so I don't know why I'm posting...
just gettin my post count higher :lol:
 
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