Jockey Wheels

yogi Posts: 456
edited May 2008 in MTB buying advice
Exciting subject.

I've got an old 9 speed XTR deraileur - still works fine but needs some new jockey wheels (11 teeth).

Now: the XTR ones are a whooping £28 - pressumably with ceramic bearings.

LX are £7 is it really worth paying the large premium for XTR? Will I really notice the difference?


  • artillerydave
    artillerydave Posts: 715
    no not at all.
  • z1ppy
    z1ppy Posts: 103
    Are your old ones still turning, do they have notches on them instead of teeth, if not, then they ain't worn out yet.
    The "Ninja throwing star" look is only there appearance half way through their life - don't scrap them unneccessarily...

    LX will do the same job, as the XTR ones - take a look on Ebay for the flash looking KCNC ones too.
    Some ppl complain that if you've spent the money on an XTR mech, you should have XTR jockey wheel to retain the performance - I'm still waiting for them to explain the increased performance benefits...

    Sleep is for the dead, but I sure could use some.
  • yogi
    yogi Posts: 456
    They're definitely knackered - will get LX.
  • gs3
    gs3 Posts: 249
    You could try these if you want ceramic bearings and 11-tooth wheels for £15-ish delivered.