Shimano Tiagra RD-4400-SS/GS Rear Derailleur

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00

Product Description

Shimano Tiagra RD-4600 features Wide Link design Rear Derailleur for precise and reliable shifting. Using the same technology as the 7900 Dura Ace system, Tiagra is a great way to experience all the benefits of the latest generation Shimano systems withou

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Uncle Tim a Recreational Rider from Anywhere, USA

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2001

Strengths:    Inexpensive. Good quality. Good performance. Good shifting action.

Weaknesses:    Relatively heavy. Pulleys will wear if you put in lots and lots of miles. Not strong for high mileage riding.

Bottom Line:   
I really gave this Tiagra derailleur, and the rest of the drivetrain, a good test. I rode a total of 5,000 miles on this derailleur, including a number of centuries, in a 16 month period. Though it performed very well, shifting quickly and cleanly, it is starting to show some serious wear. The pulleys have both developed play and the unit as a whole is not as sturdy as it needs to be. My hypotheses is that this derailleur will work well for riders who do not regularly put in high mileage. If you do the occasional century, you'll be fine, but if you are expecting your derailleur to see you through thousands and thousands of miles of deependable riding, you should be wise and by a better quality product.

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Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105's
Shimano Ultegra

Bike Setup:   Trek 2000 (2000 model year) with stock Tiagra setup. recently upgraded to Ultegra.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graeme Wallace a Road Racer from St Lucia, Qld, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2001

Strengths:    Changes smoothly. Reasonably lightweight. Has never failed.

Weaknesses:    Not as lightweight or as smooth as Ultegra or Dura-Ace.

Bottom Line:   
Great value for money! Changes well, reasonably lightweight.

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Favorite Ride:   The next one!

Purchased At:   Bullet Bicycles, Mackay.

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2001 Avanti Vivace - Tiagra groupset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Recreational Rider from CA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2001

Strengths:    I'm actually a DH/Freeride cyclist but mtbr didn't have the Tiagra Derailleur in their data base. I landed the entire 34 pound Foes bike on the derailleur on a concrete retaining wall and the derailleur doesn't have a scratch.

Weaknesses:    None yet, other than maybe weight buit it isn't even that heavy (especially since it's a DH bike it's not that important.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome, at least for DH, wouldn't know for road bike.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   California Bikes

Similar Products Used:   various shimano (STX, XTR) and various others. Doubt if any of them would have taken that kind of a hit.

Bike Setup:   Foes, and the rest is unimportant as this is a road bike sight.

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