X9 Rear Derailleur
ENGINEERED TO ENDURE
From steep, endless climbs to hair-raising, technical descents, X9 is engineered to handle whatever comes your way. Smooth, precise shifting helps you cover more ground, faster. The lightweight, stiff and always reliable crankset lets you maintain your momentum through the rough stuff. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or tackling an all-day epic, your best ride starts with X9.
- EXACT ACTUATION™ for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
- Focused chassis design for all conditions and usage
- Also available without ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™
Some variations of this product featured on this page are not available for purchase and are installed on bicycles as original equipment only. See your dealer for details.Find a Dealer Product Matrix
Specifications for X9 Rear Derailleur
|Material||Aluminum alloy links and forged B-knuckle, High Strength Grilon® P-knuckle, aluminum cage (long, medium), composit cage (short)|
|Weight||250g (medium cage), 204 grams (medium cage without ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™)|
|Colors||Red, Grey, White|
|Bearings||Sealed cartridge bearing upper pulley|
|Cage Sizes||Long, Medium, Long|
|Retail Availability||March 2012|
- CAGE LOCK™
With CAGE LOCK™ technology in the rear derailleur, wheel removal and installation—as well as chain installation—becomes faster and simpler. Just pushing the cage forward to create slack and lock it into place.
- 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.
- ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™
ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ rear derailleurs deliver maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. With ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology, derailleur bounce and chain slap are eliminated without sacrificing precision.