Rear Derailleur and Cassette Compatibility.

gggplaya

New Member
My rear derailleur isn't working properly. It would never get me into the highest gear, so I tried adjusting it and now can't get into the lowest gear. Upon inspection, the top cog of the derailleur is canted about 20 degrees, which may have something to do with my problem. It's really cheap, so I wanted to get a better high quality derailleur to replace it.

What derailleur's are compatible, with a Shimano Deore XT 9 speed work on a 7 speed?
 

windmill

Active Member
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My rear derailleur isn't working properly. It would never get me into the highest gear, so I tried adjusting it and now can't get into the lowest gear. Upon inspection, the top cog of the derailleur is canted about 20 degrees, which may have something to do with my problem. It's really cheap, so I wanted to get a better high quality derailleur to replace it.

What derailleur's are compatible, with a Shimano Deore XT 9 speed work on a 7 speed?
Yes, perfect for the application.

This is the one I have on my Radwagon,,
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OWPRLI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Significant improvement over the OE derallieur.
 

mrgold35

Well-Known Member
I might have to upgrade to this derailleur because mine is always getting out of "wack" and I have to tweak almost every week. Can you just change the rear derailleur and keep the original cable/handlebar shifter?
 

windmill

Active Member
I might have to upgrade to this derailleur because mine is always getting out of "wack" and I have to tweak almost every week. Can you just change the rear derailleur and keep the original cable/handlebar shifter?
Yes, it can be used with the OE shifter, and cable without any changes or modifications.