Re: Certain type of derailer for a shift kit?
People that have the derailleur rip off are doing something very wrong.
Even a cheap one will work, its more about proper adjustment than anything else. I am running a Shimano XT on one bike and a Shimano STX on the other. I strongly recommend buying aluminum cogs w/bearings to put on them but it will work with the stock plastic ones.
It is very important that you fully understand the proper adjustment and maintenance of them. A well lubed and adjusted free moving cable is necessary for consistent shifting and if the chain jumps over first gear into the spokes it can and will ruin a wheel. One of my bikes is a KTM clone and it will even take that kind of horsepower with proper tuning and not shifting under power.
Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye, then its just fun!
Last edited by Wild Bill; 06-19-2013 at 08:12 PM.