First, yes, there was an old thread about this (here
) but since that thread was circa 2009 and included a banned member (DocRay, remember him anyone?) I thought that a new thread might be o.k.
A recent frame that I've ordered has arrived and it came with one derailleur hanger, as per usual, but I wanted to look into getting extras to have on hand - and if possible, lose some weight in the process. I don't see there being a significant weight gain or loss in going from forged to CNC (or vice versa), so forget the weight issue... but stiffness?
1. Are CNC'd derailleur hangers stiffer than the same shape in forged? (Both are aluminum)
2. I noticed that, for the most part**, buying a forged derailleur hanger will cost about the same as a CNC hanger. So what's the benefit besides machinery awesomeness?
3. Does anyone have experiences with their CNC derailleur hangers that they would be able to share, positive or negative?
Currently I'm seeing forged hangers from the common sources (Wheels MFG, Derailleurhanger.com, etc:.) but I've found a few places that are selling CNC ones... is there a difference? Is one better than another?Pilo
, NorthShore Billet
, and 925 Engineering
who somehow is offering the hanger at more than half the price of the others! (
Also: has anyone successfully tuned their modern derailleur hangers (non-integrated) to reduce weight? This thing in my hand is a frustrating 18g w/bolts. Too much.
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