Ultegra RX road clutch RD for 2x11 and 2x10

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rainerhq wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:31 am
Somebody here have inside information, when RX-805 will be available?
Got one to my work yesterday :) Will mount it on a bike on friday. Changing a Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon to 1x for a customer.
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Unfair :) I want one too.
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rainerhq wrote:Unfair :) I want one too.
Sorry. Was tied up at work.

Condor Cycles is where I am. 5 arrived yesterday. Should be online later today or tomorrow.


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Thanks!
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Recived mine directly from Japan.
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by Multebear

Received mine a week ago and have done several road rides but only one gravel ride. The shifting is good and there's definitely more chaintension. It works well, but it's too early to say if there's less risk of loosing the chain. Will report back after some additional gravel rides.

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by LiquidCooled

Multebear wrote:Received mine a week ago and have done several road rides but only one gravel ride. The shifting is good and there's definitely more chaintension. It works well, but it's too early to say if there's less risk of loosing the chain. Will report back after some additional gravel rides.
Based on your experience with it, do you think it has any value over a regular R8000 derailleur if you're only going to ride on pavement?
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LiquidCooled wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Based on your experience with it, do you think it has any value over a regular R8000 derailleur if you're only going to ride on pavement?
Well, not really. The whole idea is to increase chaintension when riding off road or cobbles. If you only ride smooth pavement, then I don't see any reason to choose the RX.

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by LiquidCooled

Thanks, that what I figured. I just haven't read any review that addresses that question specifically.
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by Multebear

There's a button on the derailleur, where you can switch the clutch on/off. When I ride on the road, I just switch it off and it's exactly as the 8000 derailleur. When you switch it on, you activate the clutch/increase the chaintension. But it's nice to have more chaintension and not having your chain jumping around also on the road. I'm considering to just ride with the clutch on all the time.

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by markdjr

FYI I was able to run a shimano 11-42 on my Lynskey with no mods using this derailleur and an 11-46 with the Wolftooth Roadlink DM.

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by Multebear

I've done a fair amount of rides since the last updtate, and I must say it works/rides really well. No problems at all, and no chaindrops at all. I've done gravel, singletracks and a bit of mtb tracks as well. Lots of bumpy roads with no issues.

Later this year I'm gonna test it with 50/34 chainrings paired with a 11-34 cassette.

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