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Sram X.9 Type 2 10 Speed Rear Derailleur

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SRAMS 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
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    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.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    improvement over x9

    I'm riding a hardtail 29er right now, and the type 2 derailleur definitely gets rid of chain slap (experienced on the normal x9). However, when pedaling in the low gears of the...Read complete review

    I'm riding a hardtail 29er right now, and the type 2 derailleur definitely gets rid of chain slap (experienced on the normal x9). However, when pedaling in the low gears of the cassette, there is noticeable drag/"friction" on the chain. I'm not sure if this problem will resolve itself, but it does feel a little grittier than the normal x9.

    Overall it is an improvement from the normal x9, but for the money x9 is still a great value without going to a type 2.

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    5.0

    Type2 clutch is a great feature!

    By Frank the Mtb'er

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    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:

      I upgraded components on my bike and decided to go with the Type2 clutch rear derailleur in combination with a narrow-wide front chainring. The difference is amazing -- no more chain-slap, no more loose/swaying chain. It's a tight, snug fitting chain throughout. It's definitely worth the upgrade!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      improvement over x9

      By Cookiemonster

      from Monterey

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
      • Stiff

      Cons

      • Not As Smooth

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

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

      I'm riding a hardtail 29er right now, and the type 2 derailleur definitely gets rid of chain slap (experienced on the normal x9). However, when pedaling in the low gears of the cassette, there is noticeable drag/"friction" on the chain. I'm not sure if this problem will resolve itself, but it does feel a little grittier than the normal x9.

      Overall it is an improvement from the normal x9, but for the money x9 is still a great value without going to a type 2.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Upgrade

      By NoCal Rider

      from Eastbay of SF area

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Precise Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

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

        A very noticible upgrade over previous X9 der. Shifting is better and the cam system works, no chain slap. Shifting is smooth and crisp. Very happy with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        No more chain slap

        By DeeZee

        from San Clemente

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Can't Think Of One

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

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

        Goodbuy annoying chainslap! Shifts the same as the X9 it replaced but it is quiet in the chunk.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        not a fan of type 2

        By G

        from Irvine, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Limited Range
        • Poor Shifting Ability

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

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

        the type 2 is very sensitive to chain growth. IMHO the clutch is overloaded and unlike the shimano can not be adjusted, making it more difficult to shift into lower gears. the silver "stopper" already broke thru the plastic casing when the cage was pulled taught as the shock compressed. installed a new, longer chain but looks like it will happen again when the shock compresses. nice idea, just not ready for aggressive riding. should be fine on xc rides where your shock doesn't engage much.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Awesome

        By Frame defender

        from San Marcos CA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain Enduro

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

        The type 2 design works great- definite improvement.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Pretty Cool

        By Flying on a bike

        from Las Vegas, NV.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Cool Clutch Hold
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Eliminate Chain Slap
          • Mountain Biking
          • Racing
          • Upgrade

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

          The directions for the X-9 could have been a little more detailed. Reason why I say this, is that I am new to the clutch thing. Took it out of the box and the pulley arm would NOT budge. But after tinkering with the derailleur the pulley arm just needed a good pop release to get it to move. Sram reliable on the trails, nearly all of the chain slap is gone! Installing chains or putting in or taking out the wheel is much easier because of the clutch. All of this for a very reasonable price.

           
          4.0

          Great shifting!

          By Ricky D

          from Hawaii

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Reduces Chainslap
          • Shifts great

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I've ridden with this about three times since I got it and the difference between it and the older X.0 it replaced were immediately apparent. One comment in regards to another review. I am running 1x10 with a 36 tooth cog in the rear and have had no problems with the short cage. I did have to add a link from my initial measurement but it was fine after that.

               
              4.0

              Big improvement.

              By 9erMark

              from High Sierra

              Verified Reviewer

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

              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Follow Up Review

              By Sweetp

              from Ohio

              Pros

                Cons

                • Careful With Short Cage

                Best Uses

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

                  I have already reviewed this above but I would like to inform anyone considering the short cage about my experience. Although SRAM claims the SC is compatible with a 36t rear cassette, I found this to not be so true. Shifting was really tight in those gears and would often get stuck up there because of the tension on the chain. Two techs at my LBS told me I need a medium cage for a large cassette like that. Long story short, if you are running a 1x10 or such, you should probably go with the medium cage. Jenson took my heavily used and abused short cage back and refunded my money no questions asked. Amazing! Jenson is great.

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