SRAM Apex Rear Derailleur

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $72.00

Product Description

SRAM again raises the bar of Rear Derailleur performance with their new Exact Actuation Apex rear derailleur. The Apex rear dearailleur represents the same design philosophy that has delivered their best in class products for the road marke...

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

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2011

Strengths:    Clean crisp shifting.
Much lighter than the triple with greater range of gears.

Weaknesses:    Once I get it fine tuned there will probably be none.

Bottom Line:   
I just replaced the triple that came with my Felt F90 (which was replaced with an F55 after a chainstay broke).
I have the 50/34 11/32 combination.

My bike now feels much lighter and shifts are much crisper. With the new compact setup I have been able to do all my local rides in the large chainring while staying in the middle range of the cassette during most of the ride.

I haven't tried any really steep climbs yet but I feel that this new setup will make them much easier.

The only issue I have noticed is that the rear derailleur does not keep the correct gear in the middle of the cassette. I'm going to have this fine tuned by a shop soon.

I am otherwise very happy with this new arrangement. Its probably the best purchase I have made in my more than 30 years of riding.

Since I bought this from I saved at least $400.00 on the group including the bb.

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Favorite Ride:   Around Oahu

Price Paid:    $545.00

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SRAM Apex front shifter issue

My Girlfriends Orbea is equipped with Apex shifters and a Force front derailure. It shifts fine from the small ring to the big ring, but when you try and put it back to the small ring the shifter does nothing. I found that when I push the paddle the opposite direction, there is a small click and the ... Read More »

Apex more expensive than 105... Which one?

I have done some research online which has suggested SRAM Apex is between Tiagra and 105. Many people in posts have recommended Apex because 105 is more expensive and not necessarily better. However, searching now I find that Apex is more expensive than 105 (Apex £400ish, 105 £360ish) Is this beca ... Read More »

What's the diff between Apex,Rival, Force?

I'm new to riding and have an Apex group. I'm thinking of upgrading. What is the difference between the Apex,Rival, and Force FD,RD, and shifters?Read More »

Rear Derailleur (Apex) Barrel Adjuster Question

So last night as I was leaving from a stop sign I caught my foot on something in the derailleur cable area section of my bike (yeah I don't know how that happened). After that I noticed my shifting was getting pretty iffy, all symptoms of having too much cable tension. I went to adjust the barrel ad ... Read More »

Swapping SRAM APEX 11-32t cassette for something more conventional

What steps would I have to take to swap out my cassette to something with a more conventional gear spacing. I like the way Apex performs but I live in South-Eastern Michigan and the climbs here a nothing that extreme. Could I just swap out the rear cassette and been done with it or does the rear der ... Read More »

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