Shimano 105 RD-5500-GS Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 RD-5500-GS Rear Derailleur 

DESCRIPTION

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

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    [Oct 08, 2006]
    ratkid
    Road Racer

    Strength:

    Modern look. Just perfect.

    Weakness:

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

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

    Similar Products Used:

    Campagnolo Mirage, Tiagra, Ultegra

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    5
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    5
    [Feb 14, 2006]
    krynn9000
    Recreational Rider

    Strength:

    This part will git the job done.

    Weakness:

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

    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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    SRAM

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Mar 30, 2000]
    speed
    Road Racer

    Strength:

    works well

    Weakness:

    none

    This rear derailler shifts well like it's supposed to. O have been using last years model for about 1.5 years with some down tube shifters from an older road bike and it works flawlessly, with friction shifter or with indexed shifting. Not quite as light as ultegra or dura-ace, but not at all as much money either.

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    rsx

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    5
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    4
    [Apr 29, 2000]
    alex
    Road Racer

    Strength:

    Durability, construction.

    Weakness:

    None that Ive found.

    It's been a true blue derailure, the only maintence Ive performed has been routine lubing. It shifts great, and its easy to adjust, I've used it in many rainy riding sessions w/ salt on the road w/ no malfunctions. I bought another one on closeout just to have a spare, but dont think i will need it for sometime.

    Similar Products Used:

    XTR, Ultegra

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [May 23, 2000]
    John Spencer
    Recreational Rider

    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    None

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

    Similar Products Used:

    Sachs, Suntour, Campy (old), Simplex, old Shimano, Huret

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [May 31, 2000]
    chismog

    Strength:

    It works great! Especially the long cage version..

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    Older campy, dura ace, shimano mtn

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jul 23, 2000]
    Evan truesdale
    Road Racer

    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    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)

    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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    rsx rd, lx rd

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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