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Best rear derailleur for a Schwinn ranger?

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Asked by: Deanna Francis

How do I choose a rear derailleur?

Add the difference in the number of teeth between the largest and smallest sprockets to the same difference between the smallest and largest chainrings, and you will be left with a number. Your rear derailleur must have a total capacity of at least that amount in order for it to function properly.

Who makes the best rear derailleur?

Top 9 mountain bike rear derailleurs

  • Shimano XTR M9120 rear derailleur. …
  • SRAM NX Eagle rear derailleur. …
  • 3. Box One Prime rear derailleur. …
  • SRAM Eagle AXS X01 rear derailleur. …
  • Shimano GRX rear derailleur. …
  • Shimano XT Di2 M8050 rear derailleur. …
  • Shimano Alivio M3100 rear derailleur. …
  • Shimano ZEE RD-M640 Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur.

How do I choose a bike derailleur?

Derailleur types

When buying a new rear derailleur be sure to match it with your drivetrain ‘speed’. 10-speed drivetrains use narrower chains than 9-speed so you’ll need a mech to match. Most rear mechs are made of a polymer and alloy mix but you’ll find carbon fibre in top-end models to shave even more weight.

Can I upgrade just my derailleur?

You’d have to swap the front derailleur but you might be able to keep the crankset. However, you need to look at your rear wheel. If you have an old style freewheel (sprockets and pawls mechanism in a single unit) you can’t upgrade it to 9 speed.

Can I use any rear derailleur?

No, bike derailleurs are not universal. A derailleur that works with one bike may not work with another bike based on factors such as the cage length. Check the difference between the smallest and largest cogs and also the chainring size to determine the derailleur compatibility.

How do I know if I have a short or long cage derailleur?

Quote from video: And it houses these two jockey wheels on a short caged derailleur like this one the jockey wheels will be quite close together and then a longer cage one they'll be much further apart.

How much does a good derailleur cost?

There can be a range of prices for replacement derailleurs, starting around $20 and going all the way up to $700.

How long do rear derailleurs last?

Good quality rear derailleur can last between 3 to 5 years, when unbranded or low-quality ones can last for 2 years, no matter what the durability of the rear derailleur the jockey wheel will wear after time and it can be replaced very cheaply with new ones, on the other hand, front derailleur can last almost

Can you use a 12 speed derailleur on 11 speed cassette?

So you can’t use a 12 speed derailleur on an 11 speed setup or vice versa but you can you an xtr 12/11 speed shifter on an 11 speed drivetrain.

Do I need a short or medium cage derailleur?

It’s generally best to go for as short a derailleur cage as you can get away with, as long as you can avoid the chain contorting on the extremes of the cassette, such as using the largest on both sprocket and chainring. Smaller cages tend to have snappier gear changes, they’re lighter, and also less exposed to damage.

What is the difference between long cage and short cage derailleur?

A chain that slacks can be represented as the force acting on the lever (derailleur’s cage in our case) and puts tension on the spring. Long cage = easier to move / short cage = harder to move. If you use only one chainring you can use a short cage derailleur.

What does total capacity mean for rear derailleur?

Rear derailleur Total capacity

It is the maximum amount of chain slack a derailleur can take up or let out, expressed in a number of sprocket teeth. Exceed the total capacity, and your chain will likely be too long or too short for some combinations of gears.

Do shifters and derailleurs have to match?

The shifters and derailleurs need to match. Front: Sram and Shimano work with eachother on the front derailleur. Rear: Sram and Shimano do NOT work with eachother on the rear. They have different pull ratios and you need to match brands here.

Are all bicycle derailleurs the same?

A derailleur for your mountain bike should match the specifications on the original derailleur. That is, while it doesn’t need to be the same model of derailleur, it does need to be the same brand, in almost every case. It also needs to match the number of gears, or have more intended.

Is all Shimano 10 speed compatible?

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How do I know which Shimano rear derailleur?

Shimano stamps the rear derailleur model number on the underside/lower plate of the parallelogram.

Can you use a 12 speed derailleur on 11 speed cassette?

So you can’t use a 12 speed derailleur on an 11 speed setup or vice versa but you can you an xtr 12/11 speed shifter on an 11 speed drivetrain.

Can I use an 8 speed derailleur on a 7 speed cassette?

8 speed shifter and cassette, 7 speed derailleur? You’ll be fine. There’s no “probably” about it. 6-, 7- and 8-speed gear is all cross-compatible in terms of chain width.

Can I use a 9 speed derailleur on a 7 speed cassette?

Can I use a 9-speed derailleur on a 7-speed cassette? The answer is yes because the rear shift ratio of 9-speed and 7-speed derailleurs is the same if you stay within the same brand.

Are Shimano 8 and 9 speed compatibility?

Most 8- and 9-speed Shimano mountain bike and road kit is inter-compatible because they both use the same cable pull ratio. This means that you can use an 8 -or 9-speed mountain bike derailleur with road shifters or vice versa.

Will a 10 speed derailleur work with 7 speed?

No, you cannot. A bike with a 7-speed cassette would also come with a 7-speed shifter and a chain that is compatible with 7-speed cassettes. This will make it impossible for a 10-speed derailleur to work on it. This is because a 7-speed shifter and a 10-speed derailleur have different pull ratios.