SRAM Rival Rear Derailleur

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $103.00

Product Description

SRAM Rival 10spd Rear Derailleur Medium Cage: Exact Actuation cable pull ratio offers super-precise 10 speed shifting (only compatible with SRAM road shifters). Aluminum cage, inner/outer links, and B-knuckle with integrated barrel adjuster.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by benInMA a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Strengths:    - Exceptionally easy to setup
- Holds it's tune well
- Very easy to disassemble the pulley cage for cleaning, quality hardware so the little bolts don't wear out
- Quality bearings on both pulleys, after cleaning they spin freely good as new

Weaknesses:    If you're coming to a stop from a high rate of speed (i.e. traffic light changes in front of you on the flats or on a downhill) and you're in a very small cog, you can't safely dump gears as quickly as with Shimano deraiullers.

If you try to downshift about 6 gears very quickly the chain will jump off the top pulley and jam. As long as you stop pedaling instantly it's OK, but it requires coasting to a stop and fixing the chain. I did this 2-3 times when I first bought the Rival group and my pulley cage is quite gouged as a result, but the deraiuller did not break. Now I have adjusted my shifting style and this never happens, I make sure to downshift 2-3 gears, pedal, and then downshift another 2-3 gears.

It appears the cause of this is trimming the cage a little excessively, possibly a foolish weight saving measure.

Bottom Line:   
Overall I'm fairly happy with this deraiuller. It basically only has one weakness.

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Favorite Ride:   The next one..

Purchased At:   LBS with new bike

Similar Products Used:   105, Ultegra, DA

Bike Setup:   Serotta, full Rival group

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