Shimano 105 RD-5500-GS Rear Derailleur

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $36.95

Product Description

  • DuraAce, Ultegra Compatible
  • Advanced Light Action
  • Streamlined Aluminum Alloy Outer Pulley Cage

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ratkid a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: October 8, 2006

    Strengths:    Modern look. Just perfect.

    Weaknesses:    Not as light and not as fast as higher gruppo (Ultegra, Dura Ace). But works almost the same.

    Bottom Line:   
    This rear derailleur is really great. Its quiet, unlike Campy Mirage, and shifts smooth. It gets the job done and works like a machine.

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    Favorite Ride:   King's Mountain Road

    Purchased At:   The Bike Route Inc

    Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo Mirage, Tiagra, Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   2007 Roubaix with Ultegra brakes

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by krynn9000 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2006

    Strengths:    This part will git the job done.

    Weaknesses:    none really, except maybe not as high quality pulleys as others.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a basic yet highly functional rear derailer. I have over 2000 miles on this one and it's fine. Higher end models will be lighter and may shift better in combo with other parts, but 105 is still a rock solid group.

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    Favorite Ride:   Any

    Purchased At:   BikeSource

    Similar Products Used:   SRAM

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Evan truesdale a Road Racer from Chicago IL

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2000

    Strengths:    no frills derailer, can be purched somewhere in a 10 mile readius of where your sitting right now

    Weaknesses:    non for the price, if you really care about weight, get ultegra, derailler pulleys seem to get gunky really quickly ber that is a low cost maintance / replacement for top of the line pullys (get the ed carmichaels)

    Bottom Line:   
    a r, derailler is the most likely piece of equipment to get damaged in a bad fall, record and dura ace make an all crack diet more slimming and cheaper

    occasianal misshifts in bad wheather or when way to much dry wax has been applied

    4/5 in overall
    5/5 in value

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    Favorite Ride:   low traffic

    Similar Products Used:   rsx rd, lx rd

    Bike Setup:   Giant TCR 2T 99-00, r2 spox 00-01, x/3 pedals 00-01

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by chismog from Santa Barbara, CA

    Date Reviewed: May 31, 2000

    Strengths:    It works great! Especially the long cage version..

    Weaknesses:    Hmmmm... None I can think of as long as it's used as intended.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought one of these to tour with. I wanted to retrofit a racing bike with a bigger gear range, so I got the long cage version.

    It shifts fast, it's super durable, and it's cheap. What more can you ask for? I've seen people use these on Mtn bikes, road bikes, cross bikes.... They're everywhere for a good reason.

    Not the best choice for a race bike with a tight gear range, but that's not the market for this derailleur.

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    Similar Products Used:   Older campy, dura ace, shimano mtn

    Bike Setup:   Old specialized Allez

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Spencer a Recreational Rider from Rocky Mount, NC

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2000

    Strengths:    No bad comments here--I bought this initially to use on one of my mountain bikes. Best road derailleur I have used for value and function. Works great in either index or friction mode.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Good choice for those to whom function is more important than flash

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    Similar Products Used:   Sachs, Suntour, Campy (old), Simplex, old Shimano, Huret

    Bike Setup:   Bridgestone Altair Deluxe, 105 f/r derailleurs Ultegra downtube shifters

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