SRAM X5 8/9 Speed Rear Derailleur – Black
Up for Every Challenge! With race-ready performance and technology, X5 components help off-road enthusiasts take it to the next level. With smooth, precise X-Glide shifting and legendary SRAM 8/9-speed performance, X5 brings out the best in any bike -and in every rider. SRAM X5 is for trail enthusiasts the world over. You start the day on the trail, but you end the day pedalling the city streets. SRAM X5 is equally adept at handling both. This is the SRAM X5 8/9 Speed Rear Derailleur. Featuring SRAM's 1: 1 Actuation technology. 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. This derailleur also features their Direct Route technology. 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.