I have seen meny DH bikes using rear derailleurs from road bikes enstead of from mountein bikes. I just remembered because I sew the picture of KonaniKonan which again confused me why the use of Shimano105 rear derailleurs.
My question is why? Does this enclude the sprockets...which also would also mean the nead for a road component shifter?
Just nothing. Confused me only. (Wala lang. Naguguluhan lang ako)
check the thread below, just scroll down, It's not just the derailleur but the whole drive train
Ive just converted my drive train o my dh race bike, 105 short cage derailleur, dura ace 9 speed chain and ultegra 12- 27 sprocket,
the reason is:
-> shifting is crispier like jolibee chiken joy hehehehe, jok -> seriously you will have enough tall gearing even if you use small 44, 42 to 40 teeth chain ring, this will depend on what type the DH course will be (pedaling or not), as per frorider the key is to spin and not to grind, and slight heavy sya at gate starts, may explosive power, So not only for Dh but also for 4X, -> your chain length is shorter to reduce chain slapping, -> short cage derailleur has clearance against roots and rocks along the course. ->and yes road componenets is lighter, the trend is to lighten up your dh race bike, lighter is faster, We are also weight junkies like our XC brothers hehehe.
fyi, short cage will not reach the 34 teeth sprocket, maximum teeth is only 28 as per manual but it can work on 32 teeth.
Derailliuer clearance from the rough stuffs is the main thing that I considered why I went for a 105 RD, we usually run on rocky trails kasi and sometimes no matter how you chuz a line on the rough, sometimes nga theres no neat line at all sumasabit ang RD. Having a Shortcaged 105 medyo na lessen ang chances on breaking my RD hanger and the RD itself
The second reason is that I cant afford the Saint RD ;D ( which is shortcaged if I got it rayt, GURUs tama po ba?)
As for its other benefits, RockeTHEman has said it na DAng!Not even aware of those things brad ;D
stealthwanderer: Ayan yung matagal ko na gusto itanong: 1 Hour ride, mabasa ng ulan o' mabasa ng pawis sa loob ng kapote. Baka kasi ako lang nageenjoy sa ulan kasi may paliguan pagdating sa trabaho, hahah.
Aug 9, 2019 11:35:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8