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Rear mech upgrade X5 to X9

SlamdunkinSlamdunkin Posts: 355
edited August 2011 in MTB buying advice
I've damaged my rear Sram X5 mech and need to buy a replacement, I'm thinking of upgrading to an X9 rear mech, is it worth the extra few quid....what makes the X9 better than the X5?

The X9 is available in short, medium and long cage ....which do I need for a 9 speed set up?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    what shifters do you have. as that is where the main difference in Feel" can be made.

    mech cage length see the FAQs for the answer. but but the info given any and all or just one. more info is needed.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • SlamdunkinSlamdunkin Posts: 355
    I have 3 front rings....so long cage according to what I've just read.

    Will gear selection be smoother with the X9 rear upgrade? or won't I notice any differance unless I upgrade the shifter as well, which I shan't be doing.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    you are just paying for less weight. the fell is (as already said) in the shifter.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • SlamdunkinSlamdunkin Posts: 355
    Thanks Nick......think I'll stick with an X5 then
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