X5 Rear Derailleur
UP FOR EVERY CHALLENGE
Leveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the X5 rear derailleur provides incredible shifting speed and precision. EXACT ACTUATION™ technology eliminates slop and shifting variation.
- EXACT ACTUATION™ for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
- DIRECT ROUTE technology for lighter effort shifting
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Specifications for X5 Rear Derailleur
|Material||Alloy B-Knuckle, Alloy Links, High Strength Grilon Composite P-Knuckle|
|Cage Sizes||Long, Medium|
1:1 Actuation is superior by design. Every unit of cable you pull moves the derailleur the same amount. Actuation stays precise and fluid slogging through mud, bouncing off rocks, rutting through roots wherever you find yourself, whatever conditions you're in. It's dependable. Tolerant. Easiest to set up. Easiest to adjust. And, not coincidentally, the top choice of the top MTB riders. Got it? Good.
- Direct Route™
Here's the dirt on middlemen: they suck. That's why Direct Route Technology doesn't have one. Instead, the cable routes directly to the actuation mechanism. Result? Less friction. Less effort. More oomph. Plus it's impervious to cable housing damage. Nice.
- EXACT ACTUATION™
When we launched our road technology from scratch we reapplied our MTB proven SRAM 1:1 actuation ratio (shifter cable travel : derailleur movement) for 10 speed rear shifting. EA helps to simplify/stabilize the uneasy act of balancing rear derailleur hanger design, tight cog spacing and exact cable tension. The result: the easiest index shifting system to set up and it stays that way.