Shimano Sora RD-3300-SS/GS Rear Derailleur

3.13/5 (8 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 8 speed

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    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by gtstiles a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 19, 2010

    Strengths:    works. cheap.

    Weaknesses:    flimsy. not forgiving.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought a fuji newest 3.0. I like the bike, but has left me wanting. Been a good bike and it is comfortable to ride. However, the Sora rear derailleur is only good for basic riding. Not a forgiving derailleur. Needs to be kept in tune and is kind of flimsy. I ride 120+ miles per week and I HAVE to clean the derailleur weekly otherwise you can definitely tell a difference in how it works.

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    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   performance

    Bike Setup:   fuji newest. shimano r500 rims. microshift brake levers and front der.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andrew242 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 1, 2009

    Strengths:    Cheap, works!

    Weaknesses:    Maybe heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    Well, no complaints at all. It does its job fine for me. Used it for 5years, and still works great (well, i had to replace the wire which was of bad quality. Never had any problems with the gears after that!.

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    Favorite Ride:   Bianchi

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by gord888 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Clean precise shifting. From what i gather, its stupid cheap. It's shiney...

    Weaknesses:    It is as light as a brick (if you are weight concerned). The sticker is cheap and peels off (it looks better all shiny anyways).

    Bottom Line:   
    The derailleur works really well if you tune it properly (they are a less forgiving than upper models). I find it shifted cleanly and precisely after i replaced the stock Shimano chain. No complaints except for the enormous weight, i've used stuff from the 80's that were lighter, mind you they didn't shift nearly as nice.

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    Favorite Ride:   Gatineau Park up Fortune Rd.

    Purchased At:   came with the bike

    Similar Products Used:   Older Sun stuff, Shimano Deore LX, test road a bike with Campy Mirage.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Schwinn Fastback + a few other shiny's

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by supaborg a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: December 14, 2001

    Strengths:    cheap

    Weaknesses:    too much flex, heavy, not very precise

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought a GT that came with Sora components. I also have a mountain bike which has a mixture of XT/XTR and I was used to smooth shifting without the constant need for readjustemnt. The Sora rear derailleur is crap. Flexes too much when you are standing (touched the spokes) and I don't want to deal with the constant readjustment. Upgraded to Ultegra.

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    Similar Products Used:   None

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jj a Recreational Rider from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: July 18, 2001

    Strengths:    Nice and quite when its working (which isnt very often)

    Weaknesses:    The derailler is crap! Its brocken three times at the tab now which causes a whole lot of damage... bent Derailler, bent wheel, brocken chain and scratched frame.

    When its not brocken it doesnt work, constantly needing alignment adjustments and ghost shifting when you put the power down.

    Bottom Line:   
    Dont buy this derailler unless you are a toothpick-legged non-hill rider.

    Beware of The Cycle Shoppe in Toronto they dont care, charge like a wounded bull and do a crap half arsed job of everything. They wont spent the time with you to set up you bike so your left guessing.

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    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   The Cycle Shoppe (Toronto)

    Similar Products Used:   105, LX, XT, XTR

    Bike Setup:   Raleigh Grand Prix stock with clipless pedals

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