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SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur

Item #: RD246A01
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SRAM's X9 group sits right in the middle of their component offering and is designed for all around, beat down use. Light and precise, the X9 type 2 rear derailleur delivers smooth, fast shifting at an affordable price.
  • Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Focused chassis design for all conditions and usage
  • 36-tooth cassette capable
  • 3 cage lengths available: short, medium and long
  • Weight: 250g (medium cage, claimed)
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SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (13)
  • Precise shifting (9)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Enhances pedaling efficiency (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (9), Competitive cyclist (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Big improvement.

    Here is a product that is a big improvement over the standard X9 derailleur. It shifts great and almost eliminates all of the chain slap. It still moves over the really rocky stuff when...Read complete review

    Here is a product that is a big improvement over the standard X9 derailleur. It shifts great and almost eliminates all of the chain slap. It still moves over the really rocky stuff when you are riding at a good clip but is much quieter and saves you chainstay. I also like the locking feature which makes it easier to remove you wheel or the quicklink in your chain. It is just a few grams heavier but well worth the trade off of improved performance.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK, but has flaws

    Overall good derailleur, but not much better than a non-type 2. The clutch is not that strong and I still get chain slap when using the smaller cogs. The stopper is a nice...Read complete review

    Overall good derailleur, but not much better than a non-type 2. The clutch is not that strong and I still get chain slap when using the smaller cogs. The stopper is a nice touch and makes maintenance easy. The one major design flaw is the routing of the cable. Because the wraps around the half-circle joint it creates friction and force on the cable. This actually causes the cable to break. Much like crimping the cable to break it. I went through three cables in about a 2 month span. Once the cable starts to create a groove in the joint it reduces the cable life dramatically. Jagwire cable kits come with a plastic sealing liner, which I'm using to reduce the friction on the cable. So far it's working. Unfortunately I can't recommend this product because of that. If you don't mind changing your cables often you may like this product.

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    4.0

    decent quality derailleur

    By b-rad

    from Winter Park, CO

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

      For a lower level derailleur its held up pretty well under constant DH abuse. Shifts well enough even though its bent a bit now. Its fairly quiet when dialed in correctly. Only slight negative is I keep breaking cables, 6 over the last 70 days of riding. C'est la vie though.

       
      3.0

      Clutch is annoying

      By James

      from Washington

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Precise Shifting

      Cons

      • Poor Shifting Ability

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

      It's a tale of two derailleurs. The clutch means that it doesn't always give you the gear you want right away. This is frustrating when you want to shift up or down a single gear. Shifting two gears at a time seems to override the clutch mechanism. That said, the clutch gives you great shifts when under load, which makes an obvious difference.

      Only difference between this and X0 is a little bit of carbon, so you shouldn't bother with the fancier one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      No More Chain Slap!

      By RXtreme8

      from Palm Harbor, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Precise Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

        Purchased this SRAM X9 Type2 10spd Short Cage for doing a 1x10 conversion to replace the SRAM X5 Long on my Trek Fuel EX5. Perfect upgrade and direct replacement. Best of all, no more chain slap! Nothing more embarrassing being the only going clank clank clank down the hill on a group ride.

        Definitely recommend this (along with a 1x10 conversion) as your first upgrade.

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        3.0

        OK, but has flaws

        By Thai

        from Irvine, CA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Design Flaw

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

        Overall good derailleur, but not much better than a non-type 2. The clutch is not that strong and I still get chain slap when using the smaller cogs. The stopper is a nice touch and makes maintenance easy. The one major design flaw is the routing of the cable. Because the wraps around the half-circle joint it creates friction and force on the cable. This actually causes the cable to break. Much like crimping the cable to break it. I went through three cables in about a 2 month span. Once the cable starts to create a groove in the joint it reduces the cable life dramatically. Jagwire cable kits come with a plastic sealing liner, which I'm using to reduce the friction on the cable. So far it's working. Unfortunately I can't recommend this product because of that. If you don't mind changing your cables often you may like this product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Never fear, you will shift gear

        By MTB or road, let's do this

        from Panama City Beach, FL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
        • Lightweight
        • Precise Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

          No matter what you are facing, how hard you are pedaling or what you are going through, this will shift gear. I love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          best value for performance

          By bryan

          from dayona, FL

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
          • Lightweight
          • Precise Shifting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

            I also have a bike with XO and cant tell the difference. Compared to XT, I prefer srams crisp shifting. Save a few bucks and go with the X9, wont be disappointed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Dependable and consistent

            By DOC

            from austin,tx

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Precise Shifting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

              I usually buy the X9 or below for the most vulnerable component on then bike. The X9 usually has the pass through tech from the previous years XO or XX so if you don't mind a couple of extra grams it is worth it.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Cheap and Effective

              By All healed up now

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Precise Shifting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

                Installed on a hanger that was bent a bit and then hand bent back. Works perfectly so I haven't bothered to install the new hanger yet (maybe after the next crash). Can't ask for better shifting. Minimal chain slap and only in small ring. Can't beat the price either.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Bizzi

                from São Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Precise Shifting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

                  product of great quality

                   
                  5.0

                  Silence!

                  By Mike

                  from Southern, NH

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about SRAM X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur:

                    I put this on my bike along with a Race Face NW chainring, and removed my chain guide. All I can say is that it does what it was meant to do. I have yet to drop a chain and my drive-train is silent. The only downfall I have found is that when shifting to a larger cog can be a bit more difficult due to the clutch. I only notice it when pedaling & shifting the bike on a stand, not while actually riding the bike.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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