Rear derailleur carnage

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Posted: Apr 3, 2019 at 7:13 Quote
I've had my bike for about a year and a half now an I'm pretty sure I will need to bring it in to my LBS for rear derailleur work for the 3rd time. Yes, the 3rd time. Needless to say, my skills aren't quite all there and in riding increasingly difficult trails as I improve, I bash my ride up pretty good. Is there an effective guard for the derailleur that won't compromise the mech itself or put the rear triangle at greater risk or do I just have to suffer through repairs/replacements until I get better at dodging stationary objects at speed?

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 at 9:48 Quote
If it is how you say it, definitely work on your skills. Really and truly, smashing your RD on rocks and stuff is not that easy. For you to have done it 3 times in such a short time, you really need improvement. Ive personally never done it, neither have my friends. Once I had my RD get caught in my spokes on a downhill and it mangled everything......but that was on an old entry level HT with a shimano acera.

Maybe stick to easier trails until you can ride them with your eyes closed?

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