SRAM X9 Rear Derailleur Short

Products » Derailleurs » SRAM Derailleurs » X9 Rear Derailleur Short
SRAM X9 Rear Derailleur Short

72 Reviews for X9 Rear Derailleur Short

  • + 1
flag
 I've had a few X9 rear derailleurs as well as a couple Shimano XT units. The SRAM units have always shifted much smoother and been more reliable than any shimano products I've owned or ridden. Don't personally think the Saint rear derailleur is worth the $$$.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 well what can i say on this no need for x.o in my opinion
pro's stiff,light easy to set up effortless shifting
con's bends rear mech hanger easy because its so strong
and i have 2010 one with new cable holding can be fiddly
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 After using a Shimano rear derailleur for the past year and then choosing to switch to a SRAM it has totally changed the entire riding experience for the better. It has amazing shifting which is fast, smooth and reliable, However the best thing about this shifter is that it does not need the constant maintenance like the Shimano. If your looking for a no fuss, set and forget rear derailleur this is a great choice in my opinion.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Does what you want it to do, changes smoothly and when you want it to. It also stopped any chain slap on my bike. I've had it for about three months now and have had no problems except that it stopped shifting up briefly, I think this was due to the shifter not the derailleur but it fixed itself both times after a couple of minutes, probably just had some grit caught in it.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Amazing shifting is amazingly smooth and fast, and really strong no plastic on it at all, its polly carbon and metal. i have a demo 9 which is a very long bike and big derailleur's get smashed up through tight trail sections but this is always up and out of the way. Its also supper light for being a DH/FR Derailleur. If your getting a new Derailleur i'd say at least make it a SRAM
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Awesome Derailleur, after bending my standard derraileur I opted for this and it hasn't dissapointed.

Have used it for about 4 months now and haven't had to adjust it. Changes very quickly. Really happy with it.

Pros:
-Performs well
-No noticable drag
-Shifts quickly, even when under pressure
-Solid construction
-Clears mud well
-Great range, I use dual rings up front and an 8 speed downhill cassette and it works flawlessly
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 The SRAM X.9 rear derailleur is my derailleur of choice. This derailleur has always work extremely well for me and still shifts just as well as the first day I got it. It gives a satisfying click into your gear of choice, and you don't have to worry about it failing on you! I recommend this over the X.0 only because the X.9 can be found for more than half the price of an X.0.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Without going to the X.0 bling level, this derailer tops it. Never had problem with them - I bent one riding through dense scrub and a stick got between the gap in the hanger - nothing could have saved it. Never will have to replace this, never want to. Although that new X.0 red bling is tempting...
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 I have the super short cage. This has the quickest and most precise shifting iv had from a derailleur. The tension on the chain is perfect for DH, its not slappin' all around while your hitting the rocks and features. Its also very well priced for what you get.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Pros: reliable shifts, durable, easy to adjust, compact design
Cons: really can't think of one

Hands down the best short cage rear derailleur for the money. I highly recommend this derailleur to riders running a single chain ring/chain guide system on their all mountain, free ride or dh bikes.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Absolutely love it! way better then any Shimano derailleur I`ve ever ridden. I've ridden Xt and others and I love my new X9 great pricepoint for 1, crisp shifting,, love that it has the zero bob (set B height). Looks kool too. Recommend it to anyone on a budget cause it shifts pretty much as well as the X0 at 120 bucks less or so (half the price). Hockeynut recommends it.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Running this derailleur for 2 seasons now. I haven't had ANY problems with it. It shifts crisply and is fairly light. I'd recommend it to any DH or Freerider using an 11-26 cassette. If you have a larger range cassette (11-32+), go for a long cage X.9
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 crisp shifting. feels unreal light when holding it in hand.



- mines bent, not quite sure how but my hanger bend on one direction, and my derailler bent in another. not off by much, still shifts crisp.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 best mech for your buck. stiff and light. B-knuckle/main fixation bolt to hanger is very inefficient, bulky and gains play but what are you going to do about it? spend twice as much on saint?
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 I have been using Sram for some time now and Wow they are amazing all there products that Sram makes I keep using them for performance and Value I recommend the SRAM X9 Rear Derailleur Short. www.cycletools.org
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Awesome RD for all around use! Super strong, stiff and snappy shifting. I run this on my DH bike, and it is all scratched up but works great, i have yet to rip one off, its way better than Shimano's Flexy shadow design.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Awesome derailleur, just perfect. Match it up with an X.9 shifter and the shifting is perfection. Very precise. I can't see how it would be viable to buy the X.O after buying one of these!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 The short cage stays up and outta the way! Rarely ever have to do any adjustments, but when I do the limit adjustments are really simple. Paired with the X9 shifter thyis thing is unstoppable!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 great shifting, bomb proof, made by SRAM - not much else to say really!It is great quality for the price and does the job; who needs to spend loads of money when you can get this?
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Great! Sometimes a bit of a nuisance to get the gears running perfect, but when they are? oh they are crisp changes. Works like a dream and have no intentions of changing. Awesome product from SRAM.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Tough, Smooth, and looks great. I have the newer and the older model. They really made the new even stronger with the metal short cage. Love it. I will only use this derailleur on my bikes.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 tis came on my demo as stock and i got the bike last year and the shift still works perfect. the cage is unbendable because it is made frome a composit material very good for downhill.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Its SRAM, you cant go wrong. Light, stiff, looks good, low profiles, easy to adjust, 1:1 ratio its brilliant, and the best part is, it holds its adjustment.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 great derailleur, no banging in frame to annoy you, shifts great, great price, amazing strength Smile what more could you want from a derailleur?
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Personly not as good as XO but defintly better than most Shimano derailleurs.I have it on my 4x bike and it does it's work good.SRAM rocks
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Just bought this. I haven't had any problems. I bash my hardtail around on the jumps, rough trails and parks. No problems what so ever. I just wish I had this on every bike
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 strong, reasonably light! cheaper than an xo too, cant go far wrong! used on my hardtail and then my full sus as well! never failed me
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Clean + Crisp shifting, Looks the bomb and is reasonably priced. Is the X0 worth more money...? You can decide that but X9 is perfect if you have a budget to stick to.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Super stiff, hardly any chain slappy slappy and lightning fast shifting,I doubt i'll ever be willing to ride without a sram shifter again!!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 LOVE MINE!!! Never skips. super durable, you never have to worry about shirting. If you have a dh fr or am bike this is a must have
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 fantastic performer
the only time it has let me down was when i was snow riding and the mechanism filled with ice and locked solid!
which lets face it is forgiveable!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 shift quickly,pretty confident that your chain won't be b***h slapping the frame anymore,pretty stiff, the best derailleur i've ever tried.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 i had it for three years, and it never gave me a problem. i love how it is a short cage, so i wont hit any rocks on the way down the mountain
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 spoopopopopopopopopsossossososososososoeoeoeoeoeopqpwpwpepeprprptptpypypupupipipoppspapapspspdpdpfpfpgpgphphpjpjpkpkplplpzpzpxpxpcpcpvpvpbpbpnpnpmp
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Amazing shifitng, why get the x0 when this is equally as good and cheaper Big Grin , never had any problems with it well worth the money
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 I've been beating on this derailleur for about 6months now, and it is hasn't let me down once. Survived hanger breaks and up to 20ft drops.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Crisp Shifting. Survived loads of crap weather and still shifting perfectly.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 thisderailleur is the best bang for your buck. its reliable and strong. it shifts like a dream if its set up right.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 very nice...almost took her off with a bad landing, but she still shifts like a champ! keep workin' for me baby!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 I used to go through a rear mech in week or so from being snapped off... These last forever!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Super strong and shifts really well. Always rode shimano before this but I am really impressed by the performance.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Great tension, chain doesn't bounce around. Great shifting. Easily serviced. Used for street/trials on Norco Manifesto.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 beast quality/price match you could possibly have. i run it with x9 shifter on two of my fr bikes and it's just perfect
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Love this so much, so crisp, pretty cheap, very very easy to set-up. Works great with a x-9 trigger shifter too.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Amazing looks, strong, precise shifting, very light. Great rear derailleur if you don't have the money for X0.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 it can take a few impacts and it will be doing its job perfectly, if your spending on drive train SRAM x-9 awesome way to go
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 pro: incredible shifting no skipping nice a cheap for what its is, con: it likes to snap when landing very big gaps.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 quick precise shifting everytime. just as nice as an x0 but a little heavier and a lot more affordable
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 great shifter, almost identical to the x-o except it's a little heavier
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 great feel and response. only 10g difference between this and x0
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 very solid
a must have for any build.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 shifting perfectly in every situation, good price
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 This baby rock, one time adjusted you don't need to touch it anymore
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 nice crisp shifting would recomend 100%
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Provides pretty crisp shifts, and doesn't cost very much.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Crisp shifting and lightweight, great mech if a little too flimsy...
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Crisp shifting and still holding up strong after 3 years of use.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 does the job well is not pricy but is still crisp
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 very stylish and light no problems yet, nearly had it 1 year
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 The best there is! Period!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Works good with the 11-26 PG-950 cassette
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Great rear mech if you dont want to splash out for X0.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Works Perfect with a DH Bike
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 x0 performace without the crazy pricetag.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 light. easy to set up. crisp, solid shifting.
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 (+) Easy and smooth (-) ???????none yet
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 Seamless and Quite shifting at a price that everyone can afford!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 sick!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 flawless...
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 will be my next!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 really strong!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag
 clean and crisp shifting
[Reply]
Login or Sign Up to write a review.
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Avg: 5 (72 votes)
Write a Review
SRAM X9 Rear Derailleur Short (MSRP $99) — # Stylish and Strong! A forged 6061 aluminum B-Knuckle improves stiffness while the X.9 styling exudes our commitment to quality. X.9 is now available in three cage sizes.

Specifications Compare to other Derailleurs

Release Date 2009
Price $99
Weight 208.65 g
Actuation Ratio 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 8/9
Front or Rear Rear

Resources

Copyright © 2000 - 2018. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.040301
Mobile Version of Website