Shimano Saint Ss Rear Derailleur

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Shimano Saint Ss Rear Derailleur

36 Reviews for Saint Ss Rear Derailleur

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 Fantastic shimano product! the best derailleur Ive ever ridden, its got smooth snappy shifting, its good and stiff so it can take whatever you throw it at and most importantly its quiet!! silent in fact, I love this thing so much!!
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 These things are ridiculously strong and shift super-fast downhill and on uphill sections, hit some good-sized rocks with it and ate it pretty hard doing a wheelie on pavement (bounced off the derailleur several times and thrashed it pretty good) but it still worked flawlessly, even though it looked wrecked. I'll never ride anything else.
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 If you want a quality and reliable rear mech. This is it. Can take some abusing. Does not hit stuff as easy as sram do. And it keeps the gears were it is supposed to do. Can be adjusted even more inwards if you use a race casette by removing a part on the mech.
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 This thing is the best working derailleur on the market. If you are not fussing with weight and looking for super crisp shifts in every condition this is the one. The spring is so stout its takes a little getting used to. It just snaps into shifts so pure. It big and bulky but bombproof for FR, DH and AM where technical baby heads may be encountered.
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 As a Shimano product it would come as no surprise to say it's good but phenomenal; well that's rare. Strong, compact and a desirable style make this a must buy in my eyes. Gear shifting feels smooth for a FR/DH derailleur, better with matching shifter and 9spd cassette. As yet I haven't needed any maintenance but it looks like a simple case of swapping the part and your off. You might even be called a showoff; great news for us Downhillers then. On a faults basis, the weight could be an issue if you're looking for a super light rig.
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 • Super Wide Links - The Saint version Shadow RD boasts super wide links creating rigid structure that resists twisting and wear that leads to play in the bushings.
• Integrate Skid Plate - An integrated skid plate protects the derailleur in those moments when impact is inevitable.
• Increased Spring Tension - The top-normal derailleur spring has increased tension (10% stronger than the XT / XTR Shadow version) for more responsive shifts in even the worst conditions. The pulley cage spring is has also been revised to better control the movement of the cage which is available in both SS and GS lengths.
• Mode Converter - A mode converter allows the derailleur to track different type of cogsets -- The DH mode is a close ratio mode to track up to a 23T-28T low gear while the AM mode is optimized for a wider ratio cogset with a 32T – 34T low gear.
• Lighter Weight - 100 grams lighter using Shadow design technology
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 Super sturdy rear derailleur with close ratio compatability, the only problem is that you can't get this as a SGS model. However if you're looking for really tough derailleur to run with a triple chainset, the saint will accept an SGS cage from a M972 derailleur.
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 As a Shimano product it would come as no surprise to say it's good but phenomenal; well that's rare. Strong, compact and a desirable style make this a must buy in my eyes. Gear shifting feels smooth for a FR/DH derailleur, better with matching shifter and 9spd cassette. As yet I haven't needed any maintenance but it looks like a simple case of swapping the part and your off. You might even be called a showoff; great news for us Downhillers then. On a faults basis, the weight could be an issue if you're looking for a super light rig.
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 My m8 has this it runs sweet as a nut ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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 this derailer is awesome! when running this with saints shifter it is mint. fully tuned it shifts on a dime. i have used srams X0 system in the past but in my opinion the saint stuff is way better. sure may be a little heavier but performance wise this is were its at. 5 stars in my opinion, great product.
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 By far the best! I have used XX and XO none of which can come close to the Saint m810. The full 810 line is not to be under estimated. More tension than anything on the market for reduced chainslap. If you want a tough build this is the one for you.
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 This derailleur is the shit, have crashed it, smashed, snugged it on roots, shredding the mud, left it unwashed for the entire season, and it`s still going strong.
Super crispy and fast shifting, it`s even better than sram components. For so long I`ve dispised shimano comps, but this one have def changed me araound.
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 this is one sick derailleur, i didn't think it would be that much of an upgrade from my old xt but man this thing is tough and has really clean shifts plus its tucked away so i don't have to worry as much about which lines i'm going to take.
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 Amazing ground clearance....no worrying about bashing rocks, Strong build....can take a beating and still runs like a top , precision shifting, super stiff...keeps the chain tight so no worrying about dropping your chain
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 AWSOME!
It shifts flawlessly.
It is strong, short, and dosnt stick out more than your swing arm!
Because of the strenght it is beefy, so it weighs a bit more than a SLX or deore,
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 this thins bump spring is so amazing.. stiff tucked out of the way and can take some hits. the best shifting derailleur i have ever owned it is amazing when matched with the saint shifters!
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 It shifts up, it shifts down... just like a derailleur should...
Seriously though, this thing will withstand damn near anything you can throw at it... really great tension in the spring. I can dig it...
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 GReat derailleur that hides nicely in your frame so you whont break it has easy. solide and precise. Its a must. I wont buy anything else (I had sram X9 before on two of my bikes)
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 What can i say.. the shift is crisp and precise.. +it looks good. was gonna get the X.0 next time.. but gonna go with this again... combined with the saint shifter you wont make a shift by mistake.
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 Love this Derailleur! Can take a hit, Looks sick, works spot on, is tucked under so it doesn't come in contact with predators. I destroyed 2 SRAM derailleurs because they stick out so dang far.
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 good quality mech Smile

gear changes are crisp and quick whatever the weather, even when it is clogged up with mud it is super smooth changes.
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 amazing, well worth the money.. Shifting is so precise.. gets a little time getting used to the double switch down lever as its either a push or pull level
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 By far the best rear mech invented yet! only wish it still had a barrel adjuster on it. tucks away nicely so as to not get damaged or broken.A must for the DH crowd!
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 Great Derailleur! shifts perfectly and looks good! So much nicer than sram and a lot smoother. very easy to install andit is very smooth!
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 Amazing! Cant get enough going to buy for all my bikes! Very quite! Nice firm shifting when used with saint shifter which I highly recommend
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 such a stiff spring, so nice in action, especially with saint shifter, smooth, a little heavy, but not noticibly, indestructible so far, jockey wheels have good life too
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 best derailleur ever bought for dh, way better than the almost indestructible shimano 105, crisp shift with the saint shifter,
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 Super Slick/fast?strong. Never leaves me skipping gears. easy to adjust. just dialed. .
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 I run this on my FR bike and is performs flawlessly, easy and quick shifting and it is super quiet because of the low profile
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 so so so awesome feels so great and crisp will never ride anything else because no other will ever compare to how great this product runs!
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 Great shifting, strong spring. Love it. Low profile and have not hit anything "yet" Knock on wood. Looks good.
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 this thing is great no problems except when you run suspension throught the frame this thing seems to loosen
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 super sturdy, doesnt jump gears at all, looks mint. prtty light light and strong . great for downhill.
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 no cons amazing derailleur changes with fluency and keeps chain fully tensioned . would recomend to anyone.
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 Bangs through gears with solidity. It has never skipped on me and I couldn't possibly trust it more.
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Shimano Saint Ss Rear Derailleur (MSRP $185.25) — SHORT CAGE: The low-profile design of the Shimano Shadow rear derailleur tucks in to the dropout area to escape contact with rocks and branches that can ruin a ride in a matter of seconds.

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Release Date 2009
Price $185
Weight 240 g
Actuation Ratio 2.1:1
Actuation Ratio - is typically seen in shifters and derailleurs. SRAM primarily uses 1:1 ratio while Shimano primarily uses 2:1. It is imperative that riders check to make sure that their shifters and derailleurs are compatible with one another. If they are not compatible, they will not work.
Speeds 9
Front or Rear Rear

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